Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Snaps from Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, more commonly known as just the Galleria, is a shopping arcade in the centre of Milan, running from Piazza Duomo to Piazza alla Scala. It's covered by a beautiful glass roof, and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. In the centre of the Galleria, underneath the glass dome, there's a design in the mosaic of a bull. It's from the city of Turin's coat of arms, and tradition dictates that if you spin around on its testicles (yes, really) on your right heel three times it'll bring good luck. The bull's easy to spot - look out for the massive dent in the floor!

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