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Navigli District

South of Corso Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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As featured in 3 days in Milan
Ranked #63 of 407 Attractions in Milan
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The nightlife is busy, with not just young hipsters, but also people who enjoy jazz or just being with lots of people out for the evening. Some... more »
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Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice to walk around. More so if you like to eat and drink though, as there isn't much else to do here. A couple of interesting/ quaint little shops- books and "vintage" products alike. Worth a visit, definitely if you have time to kill or want to go somewhere novelty to eat. Don't go with great expectations though.

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North West, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is what the guidebooks don't tell you - the centre of Milan at night is quiet and only tourists. Everyone else is at Navigli! Trendy, bohemian and full of people having a drink, walking up and down, relaxing over dinner. Magical.

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Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We went there at noon hoping to find a miniature of Venice. What we got was closed cafés, dirt and sludge, works in progress, and a rude Italian waiter. My only reservation is that we obviously went on the wrong time of the day. However purely aesthetically not worth the visit....

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Navigli is a must-go-to place whenever you're in Milan at nighttime. The collection of bars and restaurants along the whole stretch of the canal is fascinating. The view of the entire area at night is very decadent - shows that Milan is a fashion-forward whilst historically rich European city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a chic place to hang out with friends at night. The only problem is that we can decided which bar to go. Lacking a huge variety afterall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here for an evening meal there was ample choice and a lively atmosphere. We had a good meal and a pleasant stroll along the canal side it is not too long a walk and was a good way to take in the feel of the area. It was easy to get there on the metro line M2 Porto Genova... More

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We walked to the Navigli district from our hotel near the Duomo. It took a while but we figured we could sit and relax once we arrived at the canal. What a mistake! It is not really a nice place to see. We took a boat ride through the two canals (?) that still barely exist thinking we were missing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It a crowded place (especially in the night) where you can feel the Italian spirit. Many restaurants and bars with great and diverse food. Recomand for dinner and walking...

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

there are plenty of restaurants& bars& cafes on the canal sides. I think navigli district is casual and local part of milan night life. Its so easy to get in there, just few subway stops away from center of milan (duomo).. you can chill out or dinner around the district. the prices are average,..

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Waregem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice to stroll through, but very touristic and not so picturesque as promised in the guide books if you ask me.

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