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Navigli District

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Navigli
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Address: South of Corso Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 0239814082
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This area in Milan offers reasonably-priced restaurants and some of the...

This area in Milan offers reasonably-priced restaurants and some of the city's most exciting nightclubs.

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Lovely area

Its lovely during the day, with all the restaurants and boutiques. And in the evening its great for aperitivo, as well as more dining. There are so many hidden and not so hidden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anna H
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently came here in the early evening to grab a drink and ended up staying much longer than we wanted. This neighborhood is so much fun, everyone was out on the streets, drinking, listening to music. There are loads of bars and restaurants to enjoy the canals and everyone was in a great mood. Very enjoyable for a night... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow what a fantastic neighborhood. A great day to be had . Enjoy a walk in this place there is so much charm. There is a Canal running through it. A must see!

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of bar&restaurants were you can enjoy until late. Very secure and nice. You can walk along the river from bar to bar. A lot of people having fan. Very good even for kids. Tip: In summer consider mosquito repellent..!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its lovely during the day, with all the restaurants and boutiques. And in the evening its great for aperitivo, as well as more dining. There are so many hidden and not so hidden gems here :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun area, big big choice of bars and restaurants. Studenty, casual place. Pretty place along the canal suit all budgets and tastes

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were given a recommendation to visit this area whilst in Milan. I am glad we did. The place was buzzing, the atmosphere was fantastic as is the choices of restaurants and bars. We ate here both nights we were in Milan. Just make sure you bring the insect repellant if visiting in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just went to get away from the Duomo part for a bit, but ended up spending a few hours there drinking and eating. There was a market on and everything seemed reasonably priced. I would recommend going there for food and a walk

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Kolkata
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the Naviglio Grande is a man-made canal, joining downtown Milano to the Ticino River. This is ever so pulsing heart of the nightlife of the city. Many are the bars, pubs, restaurants that offer entertainment and good ways of sipping on drinks and eating during happy hours. Nothing really goes on during the day here though they're known for their... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a canal and it's fine for pictures and walks, also many restaurants available, but is not so great, is not animated, its quite silent.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Now I know how the big blocks of marble for the Duomo was transported to Milan - by boat via the various canals leading to the city. Only a few remaining with this the only real evidence of a city once surrounded by canals.

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Now I'm even more confused than ever. We are coming from our home in Forte dei Marmi, IT to Milano for one week. We have never spent time there. I am told by a Navigli apartment owner that there is NO water in the canals. She said they have been drained for repairs. I am looking at renting an apartment through Airbnb and we definitely have particular tastes. We are only looking at luxurious apartments and we have found options both in Brera and also in the Porto Genova/Navigli area. It is only my husband and I traveling and we are in our early 40s. My husband is an artisan with sculpture & wood both New and with Restoration and I am an Integrative Nutritionist with a specialty in Functional medicine...and also an interior designer for my husband's company. We both are passionate about wine, food, family, the arts, travel, music, and definitely fitness, Pilates and yoga. We definitely have discerning tastes so on the one hand Brera sounds good to us but we also thought of Porto Genova/Navigli because we do love fun quirky places mixed with luxury & great cafes the locals prefer. In both locations we have found very upscale apartments with all the luxuries we require but I was told by one of the apartment owners that is right over the Navigli Grande with beautiful balconies, there is no water in the canal. She lives in the same building so I don't know why she would tell me there's no water if there was... Especially when she wants to rent me her apartment. I'm so confused about this, can someone help me here? I gave all the details about us in the hopes that it will help some of you help us make our decision . Thank you all and advance… Infinite gratitude!

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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.
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