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In the heart of Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II forms a remarkable architectural ensemble of the nineteenth century. Crossing point frequented by the Milanese as much as tourists, it connects Piazza Duomo with Piazza della Scala.

On the ground, several patches of mosaic, all different, including this one, at the center of the gallery, under "the octagon", the central vault. It shows the escutcheon of the Savoy family, to which belonged Vittorio Emanuele II.

Nearby, a crowd of tourists around another mosaic draws attention. This is a mosaic of a bull, symbol of the city of Turin, seat of the Savoy family. Legend says that if one wants to return to Milan, he must make three turns on itself, the heel on the attributes of the bull.

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