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Darsena

Piers & boardwalks, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Milan, Italy
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: This small waterway, located next to the Porta Ticinese, is all that...
This small waterway, located next to the Porta Ticinese, is all that remains of the intricate system of canals and rivers that have crisscrossed the city of Milan since Roman times.
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Most recent review
Got lost around here.

Let me save you some time. My friend and I got lost around Milan and we ended here. Its a park but not worth visiting. Dirty and not completed.

1 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2013
Michael R
via mobile
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Let me save you some time. My friend and I got lost around Milan and we ended here. Its a park but not worth visiting. Dirty and not completed.

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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This place says nothing to me. Maybe because its not well preserved or undervalued from the city. Despite this the area all around is full of nice places where to go and drink something with friends.

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

It's just so sad to see what could could have been such a beautiful addition to the city being so over-looked. It's mind-blowing and heart-breaking to think that this is in the heart of milan where so many tourists come to look at the often empty canals, and that the run-down darsena (I can't believe it even has a name!)... More 

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Milan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

You'll never guess that this pool has been the major haven of Milan for centuries (yes, Milan was once a city full of havens and channels!) The present condition of this place is a pain in the heart of anyone interested in the history of the city, and what is worst is that the decadence has taken place in the... More 

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Milan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

The place has been a mess for the last few years. They've been working for a parking, and as usual in Italy works can continue forever without progress. In this particular case, it's particularly hideous, since they emptied a good part of the Darsena, which is now a battlefield for rats and garbage.

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