Map of Memphis for A number of other worthwhile sights just a few steps from the Duomo include Bramante’s first work in Milan, the ingeniously designed Santa Maria presso San Satiro; Da Vinci’s Codex and some important paintings at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana; and the unassuming Piazza Mercanti, the centre of the medieval city. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Almost as famous a Milanese sight as the Duomo is the opulent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, to the north of the cathedral. This nineteenth-century equivalent of a shopping mall was such a success that the model was copied in Rome, Turin and Naples. Intended as a covered walkway between the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala, the cruciform glass-domed arcade was designed in 1865 by Giuseppe Mengoni, who died when he fell from the roof a few days before the inaugural 61 1 AROUND PIAZZA DEL DUOMO MILAN ceremony, also leaving his remodelling of the Piazza del Duomo incomplete. The circular mosaic beneath the glass cupola is composed of the symbols that made up the cities of the newly unified Italy: Romulus and Remus for Rome, a fleur-de-lys for Florence, the white shield with a red cross for Milan and a bull for Turin it’s considered good luck to spin round three times on the bull’s testicles, hence the indentation in the floor. Nicknamed the salotto or drawing room of Milan, the Galleria was once the focal point for parading Milanese on their passeggiata. These days, visitors rather than locals are more likely to swallow the extortionate prices at the gallery’s caf s, which include the historic Zucca, with its glorious 1920s tiled interior at one end, and the newer, stylish Gucci Caf the label’s first foray into catering at the other. Shops, too, are aimed at visitors to the city, with top designer labels jostling next to pricey souvenir outlets. Somehow, however, the Galleria still manages to retain its original dignity, helped along by quietly elegant boutiques selling handmade leather gloves or carefully turned hats, and the handsome ninety-year-old Prada store in the centre. Map of Memphis 2016.
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