The central square of the city, Piazza del Duomo, is the place where you can visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II . This is a gallery of the XIX century with a glass dome. The gallery houses exclusive boutiques, expensive restaurants and specialty shops. The building was built by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, who managed to finish the work, but who didn’t see the official opening in 1878 – when construction works were almost over he fell from the roof and died. Make sure to pay attention not only to the glass roof of the gallery, but also to a wonderful mosaic on the floor and a beautiful canopy over the central square, which is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful covered squares in the world.
In order to see the graveyard of Cimitero Monumentale, you will need to move slightly to the north of Milan. The huge complex Cimitero Monumentale is rich in historical and architectural monuments. The central building of the cemetery was designed by architect Maciachini and built between 1860 and 1897. The building mostly features the neo-medieval style, but traces of the Tuscan and Venetian styles are clearly visible in its architecture. A large number of chapels and tombs have made this cemetery a kind of an open-air museum with a focus on contemporary Italian sculpture and architecture. The entrance to the cemetery is free.
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