GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II
SHOPPING AT THE TOP From the iconic Prada store to Versace's latest gem, it's impossible not to remain awestruck by the collections showcased in these spaces that tend to resemble museums rather than shops! In the Galleria, haute couture takes centre stage. In addition to the aforementioned Prada and Versace, other standouts include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Borsalino, Luisa Spagnoli, Bric’s, Tod’s, Stefanel and Massimo Dutti alternated with historic workshops, including Piumelli, renowned for its handmade gloves and historic bookstores: Bocca, for art lovers and the Libreria Rizzoli Galleria: three floors all dedicated to the printed word!
DINING AND GOURMET You say ‘aperitivo' and you immediately think of Camparino in Galleria, a landmark location and a reference point where Milan's elite meet to partake in one of Italy's oldest social traditions! For those in search of a taste of tradition, located just nearby is Luini (renowned for its one-of-a-kind “panzerotti”). Conversely, those favouring a more soughtafter gourmet experience can either opt to eat at Ristorante Galleria where you enjoy a taste of Milanese food and hospitality, at Ristorante Savini, one of Milan's most iconic landmark restaurants, or the Marchesi alla Scala restaurant lying adjacent to Teatro alla Scala, paying tribute to Gualtiero Marchesi, one of Italy's most revered chefs. For the more ‘fashion oriented', a top-notch address is Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala located just moments away.
AROUND THE CORNER If after visiting all the boutiques in the Galleria, you still haven't had your fill of shopping, we recommend several truly unique addresses located just a stone's throw away. For the ultimate one-stop shopping experience look no further than the Rinascente flagship store (under the arcades): an amazing array of fashion items under just one roof! Just a little further on, the window displays of Rocca 1794 will seduce you with their collections of several of the world's most desirable jewelry and watch brands. If you're in search of a special destination for exclusive gifts, head to Amleto Missaglia next to Teatro alla Scala. A reference point in Milan for the best Made in Italy cuts is Valli Tessuti Alta Moda, with the perfect fabrics to make elegant outfits. And don't miss the new Stefano Ricci Italian luxury boutique for men in search of a total look exuding elegance. Outliving (in via Agnello) offers a storefront packed with items for outdoor living, leisure time, holidays, travel and the home… and, if you need an extra suitcase, Rimowa and Pellux (in piazza San Fedele) offer some of the best travel luxury in the industry!