A shopper's haven - a tunnel topped in 19th century glass that teems with activity. Construction of the "Galleria" began in ... More
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
A shopper's haven - a tunnel topped in 19th century glass that teems with activity. Construction of the "Galleria" began in 1864 following a series of competitions for the design won by Giuseppe Mengoni. Large plaster eagles support its dome, 47m high and made of iron and corrugated glass. Note the telamons and caryatids on the interior façades and the Neo-Renaissance-style stucco work and graffiti. The floor of the octagon was completely restored in 1966 in rare marble mosaic showing the emblems of Italian cities. The Galleria Vittorio houses the original Prada shop and the first Gucci café. Avoid the restaurants, as they are overpriced and touristy, but enjoy an ice cream or gelato instead. On the mosaic floor note the symbol of the city of Turin - the black bull with worn genitals. Legend has it that revolving three times on one leg placed exactly in that position brings good luck.
There is an open area towards Piazza San Babila on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, onto which the impressive church of San
Carlo al Corso looks. It was designed by the Neo Classical architect, Carlo Amati, 1839 47. By pulling back ...
Starting at the Po, at one of the extremes of the Valentino park , this road leads to Corso Francia
. It is a typical, tree lined, Turin street with three lanes, two of which are counterlanes and allow ...
Hotel Milano Scala, located in the heart of Milan, allows its guests to find the best destinations within a short
walking distance. These include the Brera neighborhood, the Cathedral (Duomo), the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (Galleria), the La Scala Theatre, ...