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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II in The Gladiator[]

The Galleria degli Popoli was a shopping area in Milan, Italian People's Republic. Prior to the successful spread of communism, the mall was called the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The Crosstime Traffic game store The Gladiator was located in the Galleria.[1]


  1. The Gladiator, pgs. 29-30, HC.