Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the world's oldest shopping mall and is named after the firts king of Italy, it was designed in 1861 and built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. [Wikipedia]
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.