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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
VincentAndFamily
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Uccle, Belgium
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Kastoria, Greece
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Uccle, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank thevoyager24
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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