One of the most popular attractions in the Lombardy capital is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: it is a pedestrianized shopping area, covered by an exclusive transparent glass ceiling that connects Piazza della Scala to Piazza del Duomo and includes some of the most renowned boutiques fashion and clothing.
The Gallery has always been one of the places favored by the Milanese bourgeoisie: here professionals, professors, artists and entrepreneurs love to stroll through shops and public places, and admire the splendid neo-Renaissance architecture that characterizes this setting, today the meta of thousands of tourists each year .
One of the most particular traditions, linked to the Milan Gallery, is the mosaic depicting a bull, which is right in its interior: according to an old superstition, in fact, three times a giravolta on themselves, with the right foot heel resting on the genitals of the animal would be a sort of lucky rite, so it is true that visitors flock to the image to walk on.
The Gallery nowadays contains some historic shops, such as Cadè shirts, the Rizzoli bookstore, the old Mejaja cutlery, the classic Bocca dealer, with its vast collection of books of the past centuries; there are also cafes and restaurants, such as Caffè Campari, ideal for a sunset aperitif, or the Savini Restaurant.
To best enjoy the refined atmosphere of Milan, book a room at the Luxury Hotel Milan, Secondo Pensiero: an elegant and exclusive establishment, just a few steps from the Duomo and the Galleria!