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Navigli District

South of Corso Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
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Ranked #63 of 404 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
53 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well away from tourist crowds. Funky shops, nice cafes, go see how the locals chill and vibe. Have wine on one of the canal-side cafes.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a lovely creative interesting area to spend some time wandering. There are many little restaurants to eat at and if you can make the monthly markets it is well worth it.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The atmosphere is very lively and has a wide range of options for drinking and eating. The tapas (Milan tradition to serve free buffet of starters when you buy a drink) during happy hours is great. You can spend hours here and not be bored. The setting is very romantic and its best to sit outside in one of these... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This area was the highlight of our trip. We headed down for 'Happy Hour'; a stretch in the evening (usually 6-9) when drinks prices actually go up by a couple of euro, the catch is - bars put on a buffet which is free with the purchase of a drink. The whole canal area was buzzing! Great atmosphere, great drinks... More

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