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Milan: 1-Hour Navigli Guided Walking Experience

1. Milan: 1-Hour Navigli Guided Walking Experience

Admire the system of dams in the Navigli area, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. During this 1-hour walking tour from San Lorenzo Church, take a stroll to the Darsena and Navigli district. Your guide will show and explain the history behind the strategic system of canals that connected Milan to the surrounding area, including Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Last but not least, stop to discover the extraordinary areas where washerwomen used to wash clothes, and marvel at the typical Milanese houses.

Private Navigli Walking Tour

2. 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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What people are saying about Navigli District

Elena was amazing! She gave us a great tour of Navigli. We love every stop we had as she explained all details and interacted with us in a very colloquial way. Navigli is nice and fun but with the tour you are able to connect the dots and have a better idea of the story and facts. Great tour even on a rainy day! Thank you!

Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would have unknowingly walked past so many interesting historical features of the city if we had not been with her!

The area has some interesting history and our guide was knowledgeable….but there is not that much to see