• Active & Green
    • Art & Culture

Navigli by Boat

Did you know that it is possible to take a boat trip on the Milanese Navigli? Discover with us your ideal itinerary.

Near to the heart of every Milanese and must see for the tourists visiting the capital of Lombardy are the canals referred to as the Navigli.

First off, the Navigli are divided into the Naviglio Grande, the canal that stretches all the way from the Ticino River, the Naviglio di Bereguardo, the Naviglio di Paderno, the Naviglio Martesana and finally the Navigllio Pavese.

These canals represent a real heritage of the region as well as one of the historic neighborhoods of Milan, an artistic and traditional hotbed that gives life to the city.

Strolling along the dock, exploring the paths and stopping to discover the Vicolo dei Lavandai is one way, but seeing it directly from the water is an occasion not to miss. There are more routes and all of them focus on different aspects of the city and the zones they cross through.

For example, the route of the Conche has been thought to retrace the culturally rich Milanese Navigli. From the Alzaia Naviglio Grande you'll pass neighborhoods like San Cristoforo and underneath bridges called "Scodellino" (named after the old bistros there that would serve soup in small bowls, called Scodellino).

Another route is named after the Villas and Delights and is focused for those who want to see the Villas of Robecco Sul Naviglio and Cassinetta di Lugagnano, the village of Boffalora Sopra Ticino, the Rectory of Bernate Ticino and the staircase of Villa Clerici to Castelleto di Cuggiono.

A third route is dedicated to the Naviglio of the Martesana and will immerse you in the territory of the Adda Ecomuseo of Leonardo, pausing to enjoy the specialties of the Crespi village.

These "boat trips" are made by day, however if you're interested, you can take the same routes by night with the "NavigarMangiando" where you'll sail to a typical restaurant. You can purchase tickets onboard only if there are available positions.

 

Author

Irene Cacciola

On the same topic

Valsassina and the Grigne

From one-day trips that anyone can enjoy, to climbing on the vertical walls of the Grigne, through to splendid hikes leading up to the mountain refuges
  • Active & Green
Valsassina and the Grigne

The wine and tastes route

A fascinating route, that leads you to the discovery of the Nebbiolo delle Alpi
  • Active & Green
The wine and tastes route

Montorfano oasis

Here is a forest reborn thanks to WWF: the Oasis of Montorfano, in the Municipality of Melegnano.
  • Active & Green
Montorfano Oasis

5 Thing-to-do in Domaso

An amazing place for your active holiday on Lake Como
  • Active & Green
domaso cose fare

Educational Farmhouses with the Whole Family

A unique opportunity to get closer to nature and its rhythms
  • Active & Green
Lodi, a family sunday at its farms

Cycling from Aprica to Val Belviso

  • Active & Green
Cycling from Aprica to Val Belviso

Where to Go Fishing in Lombardy

Carps, chars, trout. River and lake fish. Some advice on where to go fishing in Lombardy. From Pavia to Como
  • Active & Green
Where to go fishing in Lombardy, hints and ideas

Brescia Nature, taste and traditions: Val Sabbia

From multiple-day treks with night-breaks at mountain huts, to shorter walks open to all: a charming valley for all tastes set against the background of the little lake Idro
  • Active & Green
Brescia Natura, gusto e tradizioni: la Val Sabbia

Snowshoeing in Valmalenco

Alpe Oro - Alpe Entova - Alpe Palù - Alpe Musella - Alpe Prabello - Lago di Chiesa
  • Active & Green
Ciaspolare presso l'Alpe Campagneda

Noci park

The Parco delle Noci, located in Melegnano, is one of the first Urban Oasis built in Italy.
  • Active & Green
Noci Park

Foliage in Lombardy

From Via Francigena to the Cadorna Line. Discover where to see the autumn colours in Lombardy
  • Active & Green
Via Francigena Corte Sant'Andrea Lodi

Bergamo Valle di Scalve, nature, peace and quiet

  • Active & Green
Bergamo Valle di Scalve, tra natura e tranquillità

On the wings of winter

In winter at the Parco del Mincio to spot flocks of migratory birds.
  • Active & Green
The Vallazza Natural Reserve

Il caloggio

Visit the WWF Oasis Il Caloggio in the town of Bollate and you will be amazed by the rich and rare biodiversity present.
  • Active & Green
Il Caloggio

The project "Beega"

Cremona’s Bycicle Touring
  • Active & Green
The project

Suzzara forest

An urban forest in the Municipality of Suzzara, created to recreate an environment typical of the Po Valley of the past.
  • Active & Green
Suzzara Forest

A green escape in Milan

  • Active & Green
A green escape in Milan

Sport a milano

Milan is the city of sport.
  • Active & Green
Sport in Milan

Action sports in Lombardy

From Lake Garda to Val Brembana, 5 action sports destinations offering a hefty dose of adrenaline
  • Active & Green
Action sports in Lombardy

Bouldering in Spriana

Spriana is one of the towns of Valmalenco. This is the ideal place for bouldering in spring or fall and is also great for kids, thanks to the park close to the bouldering area.
  • Active & Green
Boulder a Spriana