Navigli

History, genius and glamour on the Lombard canals: Grande, Pavese, Martesana, Bereguardo and Paderno for city breaks and nature through the oldest artificial canals in Europe

CANALS
5
AREA
1800 sq.m
LENGTH
162 km
POPULATION
2,5 mln
PARKS
3

Moments

Darsena Itinerary

Historical/cultural tour of the Navigli Milanesi.
  • Lifestyle
Itinerario della Darsena

Itinerary of Delights

One of the most charming navigable stretches of the Navigli
  • Navigli
Itinerario delle Delizie

Martesana Itinerary

Suggestive itinerary in the Park Adda Nord
  • Navigli
Itinerario Martesana

NavigarMangiando

NavigarMangiando...an alternative evening and a new way of experiencing the Navigli
  • Food & Wine
Navigarmangiando

Cycling along the Navigli

Discovering the incredible Navigli area of Lombardy on two wheels.
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling along the Navigli

South Milan Agricultural Park

A green belt around Milan that includes 61 municipalities, with protected areas, itineraries, many initiatives and events
  • Parks
Sud Milano Agricultural Park

Places

Naviglio Grande

The Naviglio Grande is the first of the canals that make up the Milan canal system, the oldest and the most important.
  • Navigli
Naviglio Grande

Naviglio Martesana

Also called 'Naviglio Piccolo', it is the canal that connects Milan with the river Adda
  • Navigli
Naviglio Martesana

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

Naviglio di Bereguardo

It begins at the Naviglio Grande, at Castelletto di Abbiategrasso, and reaches the River Ticino at the Bereguardo bridge.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Bereguardo

Naviglio di Paderno

It was a product of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who in the early 16th century was a guest of Count Melzi in Vaprio d'Adda.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Paderno

Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po
  • Parks
Park of the Ticino Valley

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto Bridge

Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Also known as the Rothlisberger Bridge it is a rail-road traffic and connects Paderno and Calusco through the Adda River
  • Art & Culture
Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain
  • Art & Culture
Visconti castle

Castello Visconteo Pavia

At the start of the 20th century, Visconti Castle(PV) was acquired by the local municipality and has since been home to the civic museums
  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconteo Pavia

Abbey of Morimondo

The Abbey of Morimondo, along with its monastery, is a place of worship and Cistercian spirituality, but also a tourist attraction
  • Religious Tourism
Abbey of Morimondo

Certosa di Pavia

The Certosa di Pavia, a monastery built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti as a family chapel, is connected to the castle by the Visconteo Park.
  • Religious Tourism
Certosa di Pavia

Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

  • Unesco Sites
Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

Villa Alari Visconti

Villa Alari is a sumptuous Rococo-style villa that was built in the 18th century in Cernusco sul Naviglio.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Alari Visconti

Villa Clerici

Villa Clerici was one of the most luxurious villas on the Canal and in the entire Milan area.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Clerici

Villa Gaia Gandini

Villa Gaia is one of the oldest buildings on the Navigli and was one of the first villas in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Gaia Galdini

Villa Melzi d’Eril

Villa Melzi is a residential villa belonging to the Melzi family that looks out onto the River Adda
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril

Church of San Giorgio

The Church of San Giorgio, also known as La Canonica, dates to 1186.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giorgio (la Canonica)

Chiesa San Cristoforo

San Cristoforo is an evocative complex consisting of two little churches.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa San Cristoforo

Conca dell'Incoronata

It's located at the end of Via San Marco within the city’s Spanish walls after the “Tombun de San Marc”.
  • Art & Culture
Conca dell'Incoronata

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

Very simple on the outside, inside this church conserves a magnificent cycle of frescoes.
  • Art & Culture
Convento dell'Annunciata

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

Palazzo Annoni

Villa Annoni is a historic 19th century villa in Cuggiono, in the metropolitan city of Milan.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Annoni

Palazzo Archinto

Known as “Il Castello” for the two towers that characterise the only remaining wing.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Archinto

Pontoon bridge

This bridge is one of the last remaining pontoon bridges in Italy.
  • Navigli
Ponte delle barche

Vicolo dei Lavandai

The Vicolo dei Lavandai is an enchanting place where, with a bit of imagination, you can step back in time.
  • Art & Culture
Vicolo dei Lavandai