Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a double arcade in the center of Milan, Italy. The structure is formed by two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. The Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. The street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof, a popular design for nineteenth-century arcades, such as the Burlington Arcade in London, which was the prototype for larger glazed shopping arcades. The central octagonal space is topped with a glass dome. The Galleria was larger in scale than its predecessors and was an important step in the evolution of the modern glazed and enclosed shopping mall, of which it was the direct progenitor. It has inspired the use of the term galleria for many other shopping arcades and malls. In a mosaic there is a depiction of the bull from Turin Coat of Arms. The tradition tells that if a person put its right heel on the bull's genitals and turn on himself three times, this will bring good luck.

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La Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II di Milano è un passaggio coperto che collega piazza della Scala e piazza Duomo tra loro e con due vie (via Silvio Pellico e via Ugo Foscolo) tramite due corti bracci perpendicolari all'asse principale. Fu progettata dall'architettoGiuseppe Mengoni e realizzata a partire dal 1865 in uno stileeclettico, con grottesche, cariatidi, lunette e lesene, tipico della seconda metà dell'Ottocento milanese.

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Italy’s and perhaps the world’s capital of fashion and design, Milano is home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is possibly the world’s oldest shopping mall. The city is currently undergoing an architectural renaissance, which will culminate in a new skyline for the Expo 2015, which will be hosted in Milano. Visitors can take advantage of an extensive public transportation system, which includes metro, buses, trolleys and trams.

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