• 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.

Take me here: Naviglio Pavese

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

Activities

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

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

Highlights of Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Highlights of Milan bike tour
525 mt

Wine Tasting Experience in Milan city centre

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

Milan walking tour in Russian language

  • Art & Culture
Milan walking tour in Russian language
844 mt

Skip the line tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Skip the line tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
1.1 km

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
1.26 km

Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture
1.28 km

Cantina Urbana Experience

  • Food & Wine
Cantina Urbana Experience
1.36 km

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
1.39 km

Tickets and audio guide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

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

Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets
1.4 km

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana guided tour
1.42 km

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
1.46 km

Modern Milan tour by rickshaw

  • Art & Culture
Modern Milan tour by rickshaw
1.5 km

Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan
1.5 km

Milan guided walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan guided walking tour
1.54 km

Duomo of Milan guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Milan guided tour
1.56 km

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour
1.56 km

Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets
1.56 km

Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan
1.57 km

Where to sleep

DARSENA 10

Milano
DARSENA 10
131 mt

ITALIANWAY VIGEVANO 13

Milano
ITALIANWAY VIGEVANO 13
147 mt

MANSARDA DESTRA

Milano
MANSARDA DESTRA
154 mt

MANSARDA SINISTRA

Milano
MANSARDA SINISTRA
154 mt

EASYLIFE D'ANNUNZIO 25

Milano
EASYLIFE D'ANNUNZIO 25
159 mt

VIGEVANO/311

Milano
VIGEVANO/311
167 mt

CASA DOLCE CASA

Milano
CASA DOLCE CASA
168 mt

MAISON CASA BORELLA

Milano
MAISON CASA BORELLA
171 mt

IMMOBILIARE

Milano
IMMOBILIARE
187 mt

MAISON PRIVEE - BORELLA

Milano
MAISON PRIVEE - BORELLA
187 mt

DA SIMONE IN THE HEART OF MILAN

Milano
DA SIMONE IN THE HEART OF MILAN
188 mt

ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 17

Milano
ITALIANWAY RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE 17
190 mt

ALTOUR SRL TICINESE

Milano
ALTOUR SRL TICINESE
199 mt

RIPA 5

Milano
RIPA 5
199 mt

LOVELY LOFT RIPA NAVIGLIO GRANDE

Milano
LOVELY LOFT RIPA NAVIGLIO GRANDE
199 mt

RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE

Milano
RIPA DI PORTA TICINESE
199 mt

B&B FIORI DI GRANO

Milano
B&B FIORI DI GRANO
204 mt

VIA VIGEVANO

Milano
VIA VIGEVANO
209 mt

APARTHOTEL NAVIGLI

Milano
APARTHOTEL NAVIGLI
222 mt

PANZERI

Milano
PANZERI
224 mt