"Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II" is a 19th century shopping mall located in Milan Italy.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered arcade situated on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo connecting to the Piazza della Scala. Named after King Victor Emmanuel II (It. Vittorio Emanuele II) the first king of united Italy it was built by G. Mengoni between 1865 and 1878. The street is covered over by an arching glass and steel roof thus giving it a claim to be the worlds first shopping mall. The four storey arcade includes elegant shops selling most things from haute couture to books as well as restaurants cafes and bars.
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