Like the Statue of Liberty in New York City and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Milan, Italy’s quintessential photo opportunity.

Galleria Milan (1)

The Galleria is Italy’s oldest shopping mall, and probably the most famous in the world. It features a cross-shaped layout canopied under a four-story arcade roof of glass panes. It is also a main pedestrian thoroughfare, connecting the Piazza del Duomo, where the Milan Cathedral stands, to the Piazza della Scala.

These photos were taken by my friends and me during our Great Northern Italy Adventure, on December 27, 2012. If you think the photos are decent, then Paolo, Alessandra, or Joseph probably captured them; if you find them to be hideous and nauseating, then I might have taken that one ;)