• Navigli

Naviglio di Bereguardo

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

Where
Castelletto di Abbiategrasso (MI)

The Naviglio di Bereguardo is one of the artificial canals originally intended as an inland waterway, constructed from the Low Middle Ages to the 19th century in the Milan hinterland.

The Naviglio di Bereguardo is 18.85 km long and has a drop of 24.76 m. A project of great technical complexity, it took twelve locks to cover such a short distance. The change in level of 24.76 m is mostly dealt with through the system of locks  (20.67 m) and only a tiny part is due to the slope of the land (4.10 m).

The average distance between one lock and another is 1.7 km.

Identity card:

Year of birth: 1420

Length: 18.85 km

Start: Castelletto di Abbiategrasso

End: Bereguardo


History:
It begins at the Naviglio Grande, at Castelletto di Abbiategrasso, and reaches the River Ticino at the Bereguardo bridge. As far back as 1420, Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan, ordered work to begin on a waterway that could serve as a link between Pavia and Milan. It served to transport goods to the city and these arrived, via the River Po, from the Adriatic Sea and thus from Venice and the Orient.

The canal also served to transport what came from the Po Valley: cloths, spices, Murano glass, but also cereals, cheese and the precious commodity of salt.

After the Naviglio di Pavia was opened (1819) the troublesome Bereguardo was abandoned for navigation purposes and was relegated to the position of a peripheral waterway used primarily for irrigation.

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Places

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

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

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
3.24 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano

Cassinetta di Lugagnano is the village of noble Milanese villas, to be discovered by bike or by boat along the Naviglio Grande.
  • Villages
Cassinetta di Lugagnano
3.33 km

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
5.15 km

Palazzo Archinto

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

Morimondo

  • Villages
Morimondo (MI)
5.43 km

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
5.74 km

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
8.09 km

Golf Club Ambrosiano

Near Milan, the Ambrosiano is one of the most challenging Italian golf courses, which is nonetheless suitable for players of every level.
  • Golf
Golf Club Ambrosiano, Bubbiano (MI)
9.71 km

Vigevano

  • Villages
Vigevano
10.86 km

Duomo di Vigevano

It delimits the eastern side of the Piazza Ducale, with its grandiose Baroque façade
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Vigevano, Churches of Pavia
10.95 km

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

You will be enchanted by one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
10.97 km

Golf Vigevano

Golf Vigevano is a prestigious benchmark in the Italian golf circuit. The 18-hole course is set in the green surroundings of Ticino Park.
  • Golf
Golf Vigevano
11.02 km

International footwear museum

An art and a tradition in the town that has been the shoes world capital
  • Art & Culture
International Footwear Museum
11.08 km

Castle of Vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di  Vigevano
11.08 km

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)
12.3 km

The Sforzesca

A genuine prototype for subsequent rural Lombard architecture
  • Art & Culture
La Sforzesca
13.08 km

Pontoon bridge

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

Palazzo Annoni

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

Villa Clerici

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

Activities

Tour of Naviglio Grande by canoe

  • Active & Green
Tour of Naviglio Grande by canoe
11.02 km

Where to sleep

B&B IL MORETTO

Abbiategrasso
B&B IL MORETTO
1.19 km

B&B SWEET DREAM

Abbiategrasso
B&B SWEET DREAM
1.26 km

B&B LA GINIBISSA

Abbiategrasso
B&B LA GINIBISSA
1.46 km

B&B OSPITI DI ANNA

Abbiategrasso
B&B OSPITI DI ANNA
1.48 km

LE CAMERE DELLA CERVIA

Abbiategrasso
LE CAMERE DELLA CERVIA
1.54 km

CASA LIBERTY

Abbiategrasso
CASA LIBERTY
1.64 km

B&B NEL CORTILE

Abbiategrasso
B&B NEL CORTILE
1.67 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA RE ARTÙ

Albairate
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA RE ARTÙ
2.67 km

B&B PALAZZO BARZIZZA

Ozzero
B&B PALAZZO BARZIZZA
3.94 km

BED & BREAKFAST IL NAVIGLIO

Robecco sul Naviglio
BED & BREAKFAST IL NAVIGLIO
4.67 km

HOTEL MORIMONDO

Morimondo
HOTEL MORIMONDO
5.72 km

LA GALINA

Robecco sul Naviglio
LA GALINA
5.73 km

B&B LA TORRE

Cisliano
B&B LA TORRE
6.13 km

B&B SIBELIUS

Cisliano
B&B SIBELIUS
6.14 km

MAGENTA COMFORT APARTMENT

Magenta
MAGENTA COMFORT APARTMENT
6.88 km

RESIDENZA LA GAGGIANESE

Rosate
RESIDENZA LA GAGGIANESE
7 km

SAFRAN B&B

Corbetta
SAFRAN B&B
7.05 km

AIRONE B&B

Magenta
AIRONE B&B
7.1 km

B&B BOSINADA

Corbetta
B&B BOSINADA
7.33 km

VILLA MEREGHETTI

Corbetta
VILLA MEREGHETTI
7.36 km