Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II,
a milanese story
The construction of the Galleria
In 1863 the architect Giuseppe Mengoni won the competition for the construction of a galleryv dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II which would have connected Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. The King laid the first stone on 7 March 1865. The Galleria was inaugurated on 15 September 1867 but the actual completion of the works took place only in 1878.
Beautifully connecting Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala, this property is an ode to Italian art and architecture, testifying to the elegance and grandeur of Milan's past.
Symbol of elegance and culture
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, designed in 1861 and completed between 1865 and 1877 by Giuseppe Mengoni, is a timeless icon of Milan. This ancient shopping center, with its double-arched cross-shaped structure, celebrates the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.
In the heart of Milan, the Galleria has become a symbol of the city, combining history, culture and high-class shopping. It has always been the favorite meeting place of the Milanese bourgeoisie, earning the nickname "Milan's living room."
The future with Highline Galleria
The construction of Highline Galleria began in 2016 and all interventions were carried out under the aegis of the Municipality of Milan and subject to the approval of the Superintendence. The 300 - meter walkway connects Piazza della Scala to Piazza del Duomo at a height of over 36 metres.
This unique project offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Milan, transforming a urban space into an extraordinary experience for residents and visitors, combining contemporary architecture and culture in a harmonious walk suspended between the symbols of the city of Milan.