In this article, I am going to be discussing a lot of things about the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
It is truly a magnificent place indeed. It has been visited by millions of people, from all around the world. It was finished in the 1870s and has been a place of wonder, for so many people, especially in Milan. It also happens to be one of the most well-known places in Milan to visit. If you go here, you will notice that you have access to all kinds of luxury brands and also some of the best food because there are some really good restaurants as well.
- The very first thing that I would like to talk about about this place is actually the restoration. The roof of the building was completely restored after World War II. It is actually hard to imagine how the glass roof of the building would come out of World War II unscathed, and that did not happen. The roof was actually destroyed during the war and completely restored. It underwent a lot of renovations and a lot of reconstruction as well. There was a massive project in the 1980s. Both the roof and the exterior of the gallery were completely restored, and it was an excellent ship by the Expo Milano 2015.
- The Galleria is actually a popular meeting place for a lot of people in Milan. People love meeting here, and if you think that the cafes and restaurants are good outside, they are spectacular in here. The people living in Milan see it as a very important meeting and dining place, and it is not just a place for the tourists. Apart from all of the cafes, restaurants and bars, the Galleria is also home to some very high-end and very luxurious shopping retailers. Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel and more have their retail shops here.
- McDonald’s is one change that hasn’t been welcome here since 2012. One of the most remarkable events in the recent history of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is that the popular fast-food chain McDonald’s was refused an extension on the lease in the year 2012. They had actually been renting a place in the Galleria for more than 20 years, but this location eventually got occupied by a second Prada store. McDonald’s ended up suing the city of Milan for €20 million, but eventually managed to agree to a settlement when they were offered another space just east of the shopping arcade. This actually emphasises the direction that the government of the city of Milan wants the shopping arcade in the heart of the city to remain a place for the fashion brands, since it is the fashion capital of the world. Fast foods indefinitely doesn’t deserve a place here.