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Milan: Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

1. Milan: Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

Begin your tour by boarding the new electric boat. As the boat sets off along the canal, see the "case di Ringhiera", typical houses of the working-class districts of Milan. Cruise towards the popular 13th-century church of San Cristoforo while listening to informative commentary from your guide. See where the delicious Marscarpone cheese is said to have been invented as you float down an alley of cheesemakers. Come across the historic headquarters of the Canottieri Milano Olona, one of the longest-running rowing clubs in the city of Milan, with a history of over 100 years behind it. Pass by the famous Vicolo dei Lavandai, an architectural wonder that in the 18th-century was in charge of washing the linen of wealthy families. Cross the Scodellino bridge and reach the modern Darsena, an area of entertainment on the water, full of busy bars, restaurants, and clubs. It is still today one of the main centers of Milanese nightlife. Float towards the Trophy bridge and finally come to the Conchetta designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Experience the 14 navigation basins of the Conchetta that connect Milan and Pavia. It is still operational five centuries after its construction.

Milan: Navigli District Guided Canal Cruise

2. Milan: Navigli District Guided Canal Cruise

Discover the history and culture of Milan's famous Navigli district on this cruise with a local tour guide. Board the boat at Naviglio Grande and set sail through the canals of Milan. Sail from Naviglio Grande to the Naviglio Pavese, passing through the iconic 17th-century Darsena mooring. Pass by quirky artists' studios, unique shops, romantic pubs, and flea markets. Listen to your guide as they explain the history of the canals, which were originally designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Learn more about the daily life and customs of the Navigli district's residents before ending the cruise back in Naviglio Grande, the perfect place to continue your afternoon.

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4.8 / 5

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Everything perfect, the meeting point, the timetables, the very prepared guide. More than satisfactory experience, recommended !!!