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Shopping in Milan 2011

Shopping in Milan 2011
Shopping in Milan: Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II. Photo: Dmitry Pankov

Shopping in Milan. Today, against background of recovering from global financial crisis and rising of oil prices, this type of vacation in Italy is regaining its former popularity among Russians. More and more tourists from Russia go to Milan for shopping. Brands and giant outlets - where does modern shopping in Milan begin?

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the main commercial center of Milan, a giant arcade, which along with the Galeri Lafayette in Paris, Harrods in London and Moscow GUM is among the most prestigious shopping centers in Europe. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is situated in the heart of Milan. It connects two central areas of Milan - the Duomo square and the square near La Scala. Books, jewelry, famous Italian designers, cafes and restaurants - shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a traditional shopping in Milan. This year Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II received at least one unique exhibit. The mall from April 4, 2011 hosts a unique object of modern art. This is ... an aircraft Piaggio P.180 Avanti, painted by the Italian artist Avanti Mimo Palladino. It is world's first aircraft, which is the object of art.

Centro Bonola shopping centre, Milan

Bonola shopping centre is located in the north-west of Milan, near the «Uruguay» subway station. Restaurants, shops, boutiques and hypermarkets - in this gigantic outlet you can spend half of you live without visiting all of its corners.

McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Serravalle-Scrivia

Located outside Milan, in Serravalle-Scrivia, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is now regarded as one of the main centers of brand shopping in Milan. All the leading brands in the world - from Burberry to Lacoste and Hermes – are gathered under one roof. In total, on the territory of the outlet are presented 170 designer shops, which offer discounts up to 70%. But, it can’t be called a shopping center in Milan as it is located 108 kilometers from the city. Working hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday-Sunday - 10:00-20:00.

Centro Commerciale Fiordaliso, Rozzano

Another outlet in Milan outside the city, shopping center Fiordalizo is located in a small town of Rozzano 9 kilometers from Milan. This gigantic shopping mall hosts shops of such brands as H&M, Zara and others. In Fiordalizo it is planned to open the second Apple Store in Milan. As expected, the second Apple Store in Milan will be opened before summer. Working hours of Fiordalizo: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 22.00. Saturday from 8.30 to 21.00

ORIOCENTER shopping centre, Orio al Serio

ORIOCENTER is a shopping center, which is located in close proximity to the international airport of Milan - Orio al Serio. Here you can find practically everything: from cuff links to cars. As for fashion brands, in ORIOCENTER they are mostly Italian. In total, ORIOCENTER have over 200 stores. Starting from March 28, 2011, ORIOCENTER works 12 hours per day - from 9.00 to 21.00.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 11/04/2011

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