Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1861 and built between 1865 and 1877. It is is Italy's oldest, still active, shopping gallery. The central dome has a diameter of 37m and a height of 17m. The roof’s ironwork was produced by the French Atelier Henry Joret, while the glass plates were made of French company Saint-Gobain.
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