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Naviglio Grande
Naviglio Grande

Naviglio Grande

8.917 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark
Ranked #13 in Milan things to do
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Via Alzaia Trieste, 11, Corsico, Province of Milan, Italy
20010 Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
http://www.turismo.milano.it/wps/portal/tur/en/scoprilacitta/itinerari/naviglio_grande
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Originally constructed sometime during the Middle Ages, Naviglio Grande was one of the first canals in Milan. Over time, it was used to transport goods, from household wares to manure, throughout the ... Read more
city’s network of canals. In 1386, the canal was used to transport marble for the construction of Milan’s beloved Duomo. The canal lazily flows past beautiful residential properties, large courtyards, and area bars and restaurants. A current project hopes to restore the Naviglio Grande as a connection between Lake Maggiore and Venice.

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Local from Milan

Naviglio Grande is the center of summer nightlife in Milan. While the bars and restaurants have always been there, it was cleaned for the Expo and for security reasons now it's more difficult for cars to pass by, which is only better for enjoyng the strolls

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I regret not having been able to come here at night to see the bustling nightlife. I only had time to visit in the morning, though it was still a beautiful walk nonetheless. Definitely check out this unique neighborhood if you're visiting Milan.

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New York City

The canal itself isn't very impressive, especially given the lack of water. But this is a great neighborhood in which to hang out during the warmer months. Bounce from aperitivo bar to aperitivo bar and watch the crowd get more interesting the later it gets.

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London

The Naviglio Grande canal is the earliest work of hydraulic engineering in Lombardy, dating back to the 12th century. There are cafés restaurants and a market here so definitely check it out! It's beautiful.

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Rio de Janeiro

Such a nice area!!! Perfect for summer "apperitivo" (happy hour), with many nice bars and restaurantes, gelaterias and a special antiques street market on sundays.

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San Francisco

Eh, it's a canal. That's not really the point of heading down to the Navigli, though. During the summer months, the canal area surrounding this and the other neighboring canal turns into a nightlife bazaar of epic proportions. The bars and restaurants along the river set out their tables and chairs creating a promenade of buzzing, chaotic, young activity. Stop by this area on a warm Friday/Saturday night for a tasty dinner or a few drinks.

I'm not entirely sure exactly when are the best months for this, but it happens to some degree as long as the weather is warm.

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Hamburg

The old Milano, dont miss the market at the last Sunday of each month!

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Great place top grab a beer and chatter along...

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Dublin

Bairro encantador com variedades de pubs para sentar com os amigos, jogar conversa fora e beber acompanhado de petiscos

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Liege

Très bel endroit pour se promener le soir. Attention, les restaurants sont parfois des attrapes touristes. Choisissez davantage un restaurant éloigné du canal.

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Magliano Sabina

La vita notturna milanese sembra concentrarsi sulle sponde del Naviglio Grande, vita giovane, frizzante, dove studenti e giovani lavoratori trovano il loro spazio id svago e di divertimenti.
Prima opera di controllo fluviale nel panorama europea, il Naviglio Grande è storicamente una delle più grandi infrastrutture di ingegneria utilizzate dalla popolazione di Milano fin dal Medioevo che lo utilizzavano per il trasporto, l'irrigazione e l'aumento degli scambi commerciali.
Spesso problematico, vista la poco cura riservata ai suoi fondali, alla vegetazione che robusta cresce inesorabile sulle sue sponde e ha bisogno di una pulizia e controllo continuo. Stupendo, però ammirare e viaggiare sul Naviglio, percorrerlo con gli occhi o in barca.

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