Rooftop of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
See Milan and its most iconical places from the rooftop of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele! The terraces Duomo Milan is in front of you!
The Galleria and its rooftop was built at the end of the 1800 and dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, the king that made Milan join the Reign of Italy.
“Vittorio Emanuele Galleria” was built by Giuseppe Mengoni that proposed a long gallery, crossed by an arm, with the center of the intersection a large octagonal “room” .
The Octagon in the center is considered the living room of the city named also “Il Salotto di Milano”. On its floor, in the center, there is a mosaic with the emblem of the Royal House of Savoy.
– As per tradition tourists use to rotate on themselves 3 times with the heel of the right foot planted at the genitals of the mosaic that represent a bull that is considered to bring good luck and that movement had created a hole on the floor (that has been restored)
– Any businesses with windows that overlook the gallery must have teh same style, with gold writings on black.
From the rooftop of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele you can admire Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral, Piazza della Scala and the new city skyline named Porta Nuova. So you can have a 360° panoramic view on Milan.
The terraces route is 250 meters long and there are also parking areas and panels that explain the history of the gallery and a lighting system for night visits. On the rooftop you can find also a very nice Pizzeria.
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OPENING HOURS: Every day 10am – 9 pm
WHERE: The entrance is at Via Silvio Pellico, 2
TICKET OFFICE: Highline Galleria, Via Silvio Pellico 2, 4th floor