I Navigli

I Navigli, Milan: Hours, Address, I Navigli Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This area in Milan offers reasonably-priced restaurants and some of the city's most exciting nightclubs.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
How to get there
  • Porta Genova • 3 min walk
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Alf N
Malaga, Spain57 contributions
compared to European level rather costly area, but well worth visiting. Milano is expensive, so is this area, but the combination of restaurants next to a little canal is very cute. Food is good, service is acceptable, location is all. Just enjoy a nice evening strolling along.
Written August 1, 2022
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ElsieF499
London, UK16 contributions
I went here on a Thursday evening and was initially disappointed. The guides refer to this place as trendy, I expected to see it full of cool Italians. Instead I found drunk tourists and it had a bit of a hen/stag night vibe in places. There were lots of bars offering all you can eat buffet deals in conjunction with drinks offers. That wasn’t the vibe I was expecting or was after. I found a pizzeria and had an average pizza and beer.

I then carried on walking along the canal and eventually the noisy bars turned into quiet restaurants that looked very pleasant places to have a meal. I wish I’d carried on walking and got to this bit before.
Written July 15, 2022
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karwan k
11 contributions
Couples
Best place to be crowded. Lovely atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Nice to walk especially on sundet time. Nice food around . Good bars
Written July 3, 2022
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Insulting Reveiws
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Its lack of cars along the river make for a peaceful meal experience. Would go in the evening due the lights. 4/5.

Italians has a lack of understanding for cold drinks, especially iced coffee. They also cant drive, park or use a restroom without ruining it for the next person. Milan is a noisy and busy city full of people wanting something from you. Would go to the countryside next time.
Written May 30, 2022
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Jeremy W
4 contributions
The Canal District is beautiful and don't let this review take anything away from visiting - just don't do the canal boat trip.......Well the staff and crew were lovely and very accommodating and professional. That is about where the experience ended for me. The Canal is a single one return trip up the same stretch of water. The first 5 minutes is truly beautiful with cafes and bars spilling onto the banks of the canal. Then you enter the suburbs with an interesting view of Graffiti and run down industrial units - the "Sex Here" shop was an interesting break in the post apocalyptic industrial architecture and then when we ran through the broken down security fencing on empty industrial units the canal boat did a swift and (very professional) about turn and headed back through the Thunderdome to the beautiful first 400 Meters of canal. My advice - walk through the canal lovely district until you reach the edge of civilisation, then turn around and head back to beautiful Milano! Save the cost of the Canal trip.
Written May 23, 2022
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Federico F
Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
Friends
I liked this place but I haven't found nothing special there. It's fine to eat something in the cafés there and go for a walk but it's a bit distant from the central square (easy to reach by metro).
Written May 19, 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,886 contributions
It is said that the canals of Milan are very lively in the evening. During the day, however, they are boring and there is nothing to do here. There are mostly restaurants
Written April 27, 2022
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WestofIre2013
County Galway, Ireland76 contributions
Friends
Visited this neighbourhood one evening and ate in a lovely restaurant near the canal. There are many ti choose from in this area. The following morning we returned & spent time rambling around, admiring the waterways and traversing the various bridges. There was a lot of activity that day as there was an artists exhibition/market taking place outdoors along the canal which made our visit even more enjoyable.
Written April 17, 2022
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania199 contributions
This area is perfect for a walk along the river. It is a lively area, with lots shops and restaurants. There is also a flea market and I am glad that we could experience it.
Written December 25, 2021
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AnastasiaGian
41 contributions
Couples
It is a cozy pedestrian street with many restaurants/ fast bites/ café-bars. It is definitely a great area to visit in Milan
Written November 19, 2021
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