• Art & Culture

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

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Where
Milan
Availability
Sunday
Duration
2 hours
Costs
Starting from
120 €

The Navigli canals are a magical place, where time seems to have stopped! Treat yourself to a guided stroll to discover one of the most fascinating stories of Milan and have fun in the most sparkling district of the city.Discover the inextricable link between the capital of Lombardy and water, a link which dates back to the twelfth century, with the construction of the ship canal. The first canal, the Ticinello, was inaugurated in 1179, giving way to the realization of the Naviglio Grande. Then came the Naviglio della Martesana. In total, 90 kilometers of canals were built, which were made navigable by the presence of 25 sluices. At the end of the 15th century, the project was completed by the innovative system of sluices designed by Leonardo da Vinci. In 1805 Napoleon completed the construction of the Naviglio Pavese, realizing the dreams of the Milanese citizens: reaching the sea through the Naviglio Pavese and the Po, the Lake Maggiore through the Naviglio Grande and the Ticino, and the Lake Como through the Naviglio della Martesana and the Adda. With the advent of the cars, long stretches of these canals were covered, but there is an ongoing project for a partial reopening.Today the canals of Milan are full of bars, restaurants, and old noble residences overlooking the water. The tour will start from the Basilica of St. Eustorgio, an early Christian church from the fourth century, where you will visit the Ark of the Magi, a large sarcophagus which, according to the legend, houses the relics of the three Magi. While walking along the new dock (completed in light of Expo2015) towards the Naviglio Pavese and the Naviglio Grande, your guide will provide you with explanations and anecdotes of the canal network, the contribution of Leonardo da Vinci, the commercial activities from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, the faces of yesterday and today of the Ticinese district, and its musical traditions and sports. You will visit one of the most picturesque and historical corners of Milan: Vicolo dei Lavandai (Alley of the laundress), which gets its name from an old wash house used by women to do the laundry. You'll learn all the washerwomen’s tricks of the job and visit the courtyard of a typical Milanese "banister house".

Meeting point

Basilica of St. Eustorgio
Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1, 20123 Milano

Funzionalità

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Costs

Starting from 120 €

Places

Church of Sant'Eustorgio

Founded in the fourth century, the basilica was enriched with valuable Renaissance additions and the famous Portinari chapel was built
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Sant'Eustorgio
11 mt

Museo Diocesano of Milan

Is located in the setting of the cloisters of Sant'Eustorgio, integral part of one of the most antique monumental complexes of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Museo Diocesano, Museums of Milan
67 mt

Darsena di Milano

As well as being the city’s port, in the past the Darsena was also a highly important water junction.
  • Navigli
Darsena
205 mt

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District
332 mt

Naviglio Pavese

The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_Pavese
414 mt

San Lorenzo Basilica

Majestic, it is preceded by 16 Roman columns, with Corinthian capitals, which delimit one side of the late-antique portico
  • Religious Tourism
San Lorenzo Basilica
471 mt

Columns of San Lorenzo

A space in the city where time seems to have stopped: just beyond the Porta Ticinese, one of the most evocative views of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Colums of San Lorenzo
474 mt

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
484 mt

Milan, the Culture of flavours

  • Food & Wine
Pigeon skewer according to Enrico Bartolini
962 mt

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, a monumental landmark
1.02 km

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
1.12 km

Carcano Theater

Historic Milanese theater, it is still one of the largest halls in the city hosting prose, dance and music shows.
  • Art & Culture
Carcano Theater
1.15 km

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
1.15 km

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
1.26 km

Museo del Novecento

A permanent collection of XXth century artwork inside Palazzo Arengario only a few steps away from the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Novecento
1.27 km

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
1.3 km

Royal Palace

Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the link between the city’s illustrious past and its innovative present.
  • Art & Culture
Royal Palace
1.3 km

Duomo Museum

With 26 rooms, the Museum covers an area of 2000 square meters including sculptures, paintings, tapestries, terracottas
  • Art & Culture
Duomo Museum, outstanding museums
1.34 km

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
1.36 km

The Guastalla Gardens

Today it is one of Milan’s most beautiful green areas, located near the Duomo
  • Active & Green
The Guastalla Gardens
1.36 km

Events

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1.12 km

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

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  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
1.24 km

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
1.32 km

Lario Express

Milano
05/05/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
Lario Express
1.33 km

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

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  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
1.84 km

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

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Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
1.84 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
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Logo Leonardo
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SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU

Sedi varie
Stazione Centrale, Milano
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Leonardo’s Horse

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Beer in Villa 23/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
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  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 23/08
13.34 km

Public Opening 25/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
25/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 25/08
13.34 km

Beer in Villa 30/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
30/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 30/08
13.34 km

Public Opening 1/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
01/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 1/09
13.34 km

Beer in Villa 6/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
06/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 6/09
13.34 km

Public Opening 8/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
08/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 8/09
13.34 km

Nobili e Servi - A Lombard story 23/06

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
29/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Nobili e Servi - A Lombard story 23/06
13.34 km