• 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

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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

The Red Oak of Porta Ticinese

There are two monuments that characterise Piazza XXIV Maggio, one architectural and one arboreal: Porta Ticinese and the big red oak.
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The Red Oak of Porta Ticinese
361 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

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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

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

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Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
1 km

MUDEC

Multidisciplinary center dedicated to the cultures of the world, in the former Ansaldo area, in real monuments of industrial archeology
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MUDEC Cultures' Museum
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Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
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Church of San Maurizio
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Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
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Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
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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
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Vigna di Leonardo, Musei Milano
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Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
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Ambrosian Picture Gallery
1.38 km

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
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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
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Santa Maria delle Grazie, inspiring churches in Lombardy
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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
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The Last Supper
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Museo Giovani Artisti (Young Artists Museum)

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Museo Giovani Artisti (Young Artists Museum)
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Activities

Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan

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Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan
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On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses

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On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses
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Longboard course for beginners

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Longboard course for beginners
1.26 km

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a tour to the masterpieces of Art

  • Art & Culture
The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,  a tour to the masterpieces of Art
1.35 km

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

  • Art & Culture
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel
1.36 km

The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo

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The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo
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Guided tour of Classic Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Classic Milan
1.6 km

Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia

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Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia
1.61 km

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

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Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
1.62 km

Milan - Franciacorta

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Milan - Franciacorta
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Golf, Relax and Wine in Lombardy

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Golf, Relax and Wine in Lombardy
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On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere

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On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere
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Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

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Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
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The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas

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The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas
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The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
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Aperitif on the Torre Branca, in the center of Parco Sempione

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Aperitif on the Torre Branca, in the center of Parco Sempione
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Fashion and Food in Milan

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Fashion and Food in Milan
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Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion
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Racing course with Formula BMW on an Italian racing track.

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Racing course with Formula BMW on an Italian racing track.
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Test Drive a Ferrari 458 on an Italian racing track.

  • Lifestyle
Test Drive a Ferrari 458 on an Italian racing track.
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