• Navigli

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.

Where
Darsena di Milano

The Naviglio Pavese was designed as a navigable canal linking Milan with Pavia; it draws water from the Darsena di Porta Ticinese dock in Milan and flows into the River Ticino in Pavia (in what is known as the “Confluent area”) following the route of the old ‘postal road’.

It is 33.1 km long and approximately 10.8 m wide on the bottom and 11.8 m on the surface. Although it flows alongside the old ‘Navigliaccio’, it combined the functions of navigation with that of transport.

Identity Card:

Year of birth: 1359

Length: 33.1 km

Land irrigated: 8,000 ha

Start: Darsena dock in Milan

End: Pavia (Ticino)


History:
The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.

It was the Viscontis who in 1359 commissioned work on a canal which initially was not navigable but extremely useful for the maintenance of the magnificent park around Pavia Castle where Gian Galeazzo loved to go horse-riding.

In the second half of the 16th century, under Spanish dominion, Giuseppe Meda's project was approved although work was soon suspended. Two hundred years later, work recommenced under Napoleon.

On 16th August 1819, Ranieri, Archduke of Austria and Vice-Regent of Lombardy-Veneto, finally inaugurated the Naviglio Pavese which flowed from the Darsena dock in Milan via Binasco and Pavia into the River Ticino.

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Places

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District
203 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
341 mt

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
423 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
451 mt

Milan, the Culture of flavours

  • Food & Wine
Pigeon skewer according to Enrico Bartolini
550 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
661 mt

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
667 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
707 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
966 mt

MUDEC

Multidisciplinary center dedicated to the cultures of the world, in the former Ansaldo area, in real monuments of industrial archeology
  • Art & Culture
MUDEC Cultures' Museum
1.12 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
1.35 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
1.35 km

Leonardo’s Vineyard

Leonardo's Vineyard is located in Milan, in front of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church; it was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro
  • Art & Culture
Vigna di Leonardo, Musei Milano
1.37 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
1.38 km

Roman Theatre of Milan

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

Santa Maria delle Grazie

An impressive piece of architecture in the heart of Milan, inextricably linked to the fresco by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria delle Grazie, inspiring churches in Lombardy
1.43 km

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci. A Unesco Heritage site along the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
  • Unesco Sites
The Last Supper
1.46 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
1.56 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
1.57 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
1.61 km

Events

Magnum's first

Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, Milano
08/05/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
Magnum's first
409 mt

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21, Milano
19/07/2018 - 27/10/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
1.07 km

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
1.35 km

Milano Bike City

Su tutto il territorio cittadino
Milano
14/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
  • Active & Green
Milano Bike City
1.62 km

Lario Express

Milano
05/05/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
Lario Express
1.62 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
1.64 km

De Chirico

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo, 12, Milano
25/09/2019 - 19/01/2020
  • Art & Culture
De Chirico - Palazzo Reale
1.64 km

Mito Settembremusica

Teatro alla Scala
Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milano
03/09/2019 - 18/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Mito Settembremusica
1.88 km

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
1.89 km

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
1.89 km

Milano Wine Week

Palazzo Bovara e sedi diffuse in città
Corso Venezia, 51, Milano
06/10/2019 - 13/10/2019
  • Food & Wine
Milano Wine Week
2.84 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
12/05/2019 - 22/12/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Logo Leonardo
4.02 km

SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU

Sedi varie
Stazione Centrale, Milano
14/04/2019 - 29/09/2019
  • Lifestyle
SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU
4.12 km

Leonardo’s Horse

Ippodromo di San Siro SNAI, Milano
01/05/2019 - 30/11/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Cavallo di Leonardo
4.83 km

Public Opening 15/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
15/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 15/09
13.18 km

Public Opening 22/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
22/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 22/09
13.18 km

Public Opening 29/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
29/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 29/09
13.18 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
13.18 km

Activities

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour
367 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour
414 mt

Navigli wine tasting and appetizer experience in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Navigli wine tasting and appetizer experience in Milan
440 mt

Private fashion tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Private fashion tour with a local
479 mt

Half-day wine tour from Milan

  • Food & Wine
Half-day wine tour from Milan
487 mt

Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting

  • Food & Wine
Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting
588 mt

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
613 mt

Wine Tasting Experience in Milan city centre

  • Food & Wine
Wine Tasting Experience in Milan city centre
622 mt

Private Navigli evening tour with drinks

  • Art & Culture
Private Navigli evening tour with drinks
663 mt

Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio

  • Art & Culture
Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio
672 mt

Traditional home cooking class in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Traditional home cooking class in Milan
1.08 km

Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
1.1 km

Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk

  • Art & Culture
Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk
1.28 km

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour
1.35 km

Make your own blend at Cantina Urbana

  • Food & Wine
Make your own blend at Cantina Urbana
1.36 km

Cantina Urbana Experience

  • Food & Wine
Cantina Urbana Experience
1.36 km

Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour
1.37 km

Tickets and audioguide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

  • Art & Culture
Tickets and audioguide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House
1.4 km

Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper and Duomo Rooftop

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper and Duomo Rooftop
1.4 km

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus
1.42 km

Where to sleep

GUAZZUGLI ARENA

Milano
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86 mt

VIGEVANO SUITE

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VIGEVANO SUITE
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VIGEVANO 13

Milano
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MANSARDA DESTRA

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MANSARDA DESTRA
154 mt

MANSARDA SINISTRA

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MANSARDA SINISTRA
154 mt

APPARTAMENTO D'ANNUNZIO

Milano
APPARTAMENTO D'ANNUNZIO
159 mt

RONZONI 2

Milano
RONZONI 2
162 mt

VIGEVANO/311

Milano
VIGEVANO/311
167 mt

CV VIGEVANO 311

Milano
CV VIGEVANO 311
167 mt

CASA DOLCE CASA

Milano
CASA DOLCE CASA
168 mt

MAISON CASA BORELLA

Milano
MAISON CASA BORELLA
171 mt

VICOLO LAVANDAI

Milano
VICOLO LAVANDAI
187 mt

IMMOBILIARE

Milano
IMMOBILIARE
187 mt

MAISON PRIVEE - BORELLA

Milano
MAISON PRIVEE - BORELLA
187 mt

ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 13

Milano
ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 13
188 mt

DA SIMONE IN THE HEART OF MILAN

Milano
DA SIMONE IN THE HEART OF MILAN
188 mt

CORTE DEI NAVIGLI

Milano
CORTE DEI NAVIGLI
188 mt

ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 17

Milano
ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 17
190 mt

CASA DI JACOPO

Milano
CASA DI JACOPO
199 mt

RIPA 5

Milano
RIPA 5
199 mt