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Address: Milan, Italy
10:45 am - 5:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Place to go for seeing water

Quite small water way or perhaps a pond or canal. Some nice place to spend some time. We didn't found much to do and see, but as a lack of park you could visit.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 8, 2016
Leppajarvi, Finland
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's unbelievable to think that this used to be a non-place. Just a few years ago, there was nothing here. In 2015, the new Darsena dramatically changed the looks of this part of town. Now it's a must-visit, especially at night when hanging out near Navigli! If it's summer, make sure you always have mosquito spray, or you won't survive.... More 

Thank giuliets123
Leppajarvi, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Quite small water way or perhaps a pond or canal. Some nice place to spend some time. We didn't found much to do and see, but as a lack of park you could visit.

Thank fisupeksu
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

a lovely place to stroll, look at the food market, sit in a bar , and enjoy the atmosphere of a marina in the center of town . it was horrible, but a nice renovation now

Thank nicolas s
Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It is hard to believe; but from the twelfth century and until the nineteenth century (and often up to half of the twentieth century) of the Po valley cities were crossed by a dense network of channels derived from nearby rivers, so as to appear as "water cities". The water, had between its functions the transport (very convenient at a... More 

Thank Brun066
Kastoria, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

a nice place with lots to see around..lots of restaurants and cafes and a nice small river and the surrounding area has lots to see apart from shops .churches.and food.

Thank Michael A
Uccle, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

I toured the place with two milanese colleagues/friends, it was around midnight. They both were enthusiastic about the change that this has brought to this area of the city. Indeed there was a nice atmosphere. This seems to be the place to relax before of after a bar or a restaurant in the surrounding area. I don't know what it... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

Milan has always layed in water, you understand it when it rains a lot and water invades streets and small roads. But the story is more interesting: before the decision to cover the main water areas of the Naviglio, especially in the city center, Milan was like a small Amsterdam. The blocks to build the Duomo Cathedral have been delivered... More 

Thank Alessandra C
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2015

Darsena has been renewed thanks to Expo and it is better then ever. It is at the end of the two Navigli Canals: a place where you can have a walk by the water, go to nice restaurants and pizzerie, have great icecreams or crepes with nutella and, at night, enjoy the milanese ''movida'' night life. There are also some... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Michael R
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank thevoyager24

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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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