Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the arcade of Milan

Dedicated to the first king of Italy, the arcade is considered the lounge of the town or a meeting place. Here you may enjoy a drink in one of its historic cafes, go shopping in the prestigious shops hosted inside or just admire the stucco in neo-Renaissance style that decorates the facades of the buildings that surround the arcade. What is most extraordinary feature of the Galleria is the roof in glass and iron. When it was build, it was considered the most innovative and extraordinary architectures of the second half of the nineteenth century.