Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was built in 1877. It bears the name of the first ruler of the Kingdom of Italy. From the very beginning, it housed Italy's most prominent cafes, restaurants and stores. Today, it is also home to luxury stores selling haute couture, jewelry, books and paintings. MacDonald's was also located here for 20 years, but the city government terminated the restaurant's contract, sparking a high-profile lawsuit. (MacDonald demanded 24 million euros in damages for the lease termination).