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“Shadow of what was” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Navigli District

Navigli District
South of Corso Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy
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Navigli Canal Evening Walking Tour in Milan with...
Ranked #89 of 877 things to do in Milan
Activities: Dining, Nightlife
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This area in Milan offers reasonably-priced restaurants and some of the city's most exciting nightclubs.
Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Shadow of what was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed in this area as near to my language school. It was safe but scruffy. A student end of town. The canals are drained of water and there is a lot of graffiti. Restaurants are very touristy and the main attraction is the aperitivo happy hours which are popular with the younger tourist on a budget. Pleasant enough to hang out here but I would go out of my way to visit if on a tight schedule.

Visited October 2013
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“Bummer!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This area was highly touted in the tourist literature that I was reading. When I went to see it, I was quite disgusted with the trash and the graffiti. It was simply not attractive. When I took a group of friends to Milan later, I did not even mention that area.

Visited November 2012
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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“Nice area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Navigli District is on a channel. Has a few bridges with a very nice views. It's very nice area, with many restaurants and cafeterias where mostly young people go out. It's really full during the night, even in a working day.

Visited October 2013
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“Canals in Milan?! ..Who knew?!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife had done her research, so when she said lets go to the Canals, I didn't question her, but was Surprised to see this terrific asset and delightful area of Milano.
We took a taxi and then strolled the Navigli canals just as dusk was settling. The place was alive with people, the cafes and bars and restaurants were all buzzing..it was a great atmosphere. We walked virtually the entire length of the canals..well a fair bit of it. Then chose a bar for a refreshment then went on to pick a restaurant for dinner by look & feel and popularity. There were Plenty to choose from..and that is the best thing about this area. We stayed late and enjoyed the reflections on the canals.
You Will have a Good Time !! so Check Out Navigli when in Milan

Visited August 2013
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“Aperativo lane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I had a great time enjoying Navigli district at night (from ~ 8 pm onward). The stream of aperativo offers provided a great backdrop to just sit and enjoy the charged atmosphere and the view(s). Some places had much worse food on offer than others, so I suggest scanning the plates of other guests (or even taking a look inside at the food bar) before sitting down for a drink. Sitting outdoors was great for people watching and avoiding the music that was played indoors which was not all to our liking.

Visited September 2013
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