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Shopping Malls in Milan, Italy

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Prada and Valentino, just some of the upscale brands that can make any fashionista’s knees melt. And where can you find all these in just one place? Milan of course!

Milan shopping

Known as the world capital for fashion and design, one could easily find fashion establishments and shops from the not-so-cheap to the most expensive, from the antique to the newly tailored-just-for-you type housed in most of Milan’s shopping malls.

Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel II.

The most famous of these shopping centers is the Il Salotto di Milano (Milan’s living room) or more famously known as the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel II. Located at the heart of the city, on the northern side of Piazza del Duomo and adjacent to the Piazza della Scala, the grand structure was designed by famed neo-classical Architect Guiseppe Mengoni in the 1860’s. High-lighted by an awe-inspiring, glass-ceiling art, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel was made to be a formal covered arcade for early cafes and shops. At present, the world’s probably oldest mall offers anything: from books, paintings, expensive silverware and jewelry, what have you. The more chic brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Fendi have stores in the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel as well. It is an elegant location to dine and shop where you can enjoy and feed your appetite for fine food and aesthetic beauty at the same time. So may it be strolling along the 18th century structure to window shop or simply sip a cup of hot steaming coffee while chatting with friends, dropping by the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel is definitely worth your time. Just be aware that class comes with a price so expect to spend more than a few Euros than necessary.

Bonola Shopping Center

The Bonola shopping center can be found at northwestern Milan, not far from the soccer stadium. Finding this mall shouldn’t be too difficult since it is located between the Bonola and Uruguay underground stops wherein Bonola is a part of the red line, Milan’s oldest underground line. The Bonola shopping center is home to restaurants which serve sumptuous and authentic Italian and international cuisine, a hypermarket and two department stores which sell a wide variety of products such as computer goods, sports wear, hip teen clothing, do-it-yourself furniture, gardening supplies, and expensive men and ladies wear. Also within the modernly designed two-floor building made out of huge panels of mirror-looking steels are social service offices, banks, a medical center, and a library.

La Rinascente

Open seven days a week is the La Rinascente, a huge and upscale department store with eight floors, located at the city center near the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel and the Piazza del Duomo. Jewelries, accessories, perfumes and watches are just some of the things you can find here aside from the fashionable men and ladies apparel. You can even get your hair done before going for an al fresco drink at the rooftop bar on the 7th floor.

10 Corso Como

10 Corso Como is a thirteen square foot, multi-functional shopping complex which can be found at the outskirts of the city. Strategically located near the Centro Direzionale in the Garibaldi district, this lifestyle emporium showcases a photo and art gallery, a bookstore and some fashion shops to name a few. Its European/Oriental interior houses a café and a restaurant for those who prefer to dine rather than shop.

Still can’t get enough? Visit the malls near Milan such as Novate Milanese in Metropoli, CiniselloBalsamo in Auchan and Sesto San Giovanni in Vulcano for more good food, good sights and even better fashion!

Hotels in Italy

Hotel Cavaliere Palace room, Spoleto Hotel Cavaliere Palace, Spoleto
Average Price of a Double Room: € 69
Guest Rating: 8.6

Hotel Sirenetta room - Ostia Lido, Ostia Hotel Sirenetta - Ostia Lido, Ostia
Average Price of a Double Room: € 67
Guest Rating: 7.4

Aqua Palace Hotel room, Venice Aqua Palace Hotel, Venice
Average Price of a Double Room: € 130
Guest Rating: 9.8

Hotel Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli room - MGallery Collection - Naples Hotel Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli – MGallery Collection – Naples
Average Price of a Double Room: € 89
Guest Rating: 7.3

Idea Hotel Piacenza room - Piacenza Idea Hotel Piacenza – Piacenza
Average Price of a Double Room: € 64
Guest Rating: 7.8

Hotel Weber Ambassador room - Capri
Hotel Weber Ambassador - Capri
Average Price of a Double Room: € 64
Guest Rating: 7.8

Serviced Apartment Alle Due Badie room, Trapani Serviced Apartment Alle Due Badie, Trapani
Average Price of a Double Room: € 50
Guest Rating: 8.5

Hotel Roma room, Pisa Hotel Roma, Pisa
Average Price of a Double Room: € 48
Guest Rating: 7.4

Photo by Dan Kamminga


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Allan is a visual artist and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. He loves to incorporate art and writing by playing with words and turning them into "picturesque" paragraphs. He also fancies traveling and eating bizarre foods and is always in search of a good drinking buddy.

3 responses to “Shopping Malls in Milan, Italy”

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  1. Rhys Jones says via Facebook:
    March 21st, 2011 at 00:39

    I’ve been there, see

  2. Virginie Doncq-Sarignac says via Facebook:
    March 21st, 2011 at 07:12

    Would be there next w-e !

  3. bonquisha potter says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 16:15

    this is simply brilliant!!

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