Navigli District Culture & history

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Private Navigli Walking Tour

1. Private Navigli Walking Tour

Your 1.5-hour walking tour begins in Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, in front of the basilica that was founded in the early Christian era. Your walk will take you to the Darsena, site of an ancient inner harbor built during the Spanish era and active until the 1970s for the regional trade. During the tour you’ll learn about the history of the canal from the 12th century, and how Leonardo later improved the system of locks. Hear about the tradition of ancient trades and the people who lived along the waterways. Cross the Triumph Bridge and walk along the Naviglio Pavese, crossing picturesque alleys as you continue to the Naviglio Grande, Milan’s main canal. After reaching the canal you’ll walk with your guide until you come to Vicolo dei Lavandai, a corner that has been kept intact. After the tour you may want to stay to enjoy an aperitivo at one of the bars lining the banks of the canals, or enjoy a meal at a traditional Milanese trattoria.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

It was a super great experience, our guide was so enthusiastic about history and was even able to organize a tour for us to the last supper, which he then led himself. The instructions for driving the Segway and the consideration given to the different levels of participant knowledge were exemplary. Small groups are very convenient for something like this, so you don't have to wait too long for other members. It was really nice, thanks for that!

Been to lots of cities and had lots of tours but this is highly recommended. Emilio was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, a great guide. You can tell he has been doing this for 10 years but has not lost his passion for the city, it’s heritage and culture. Best first day option in my opinion. Sincere thanks.

Wonderful tour! Our guide Emilio was very personable. Right amount of information and Segway ride. We can unreservedly recommend it!

Fantastic tour. Definitely recommend using a Segway to get around. Our guide had so much knowledge.

It was a wonderful 3.5 hours with a lot of information. Many thanks and gladly again.