Many years ago, the Navigli District was known as a gritty neighborhood with cheap rent. The low cost of living attracted artists, who set up galleries and shops, and now the neighborhood is no longer affordable for many of the artists who once called it home. The overall vibe of an artsy district that’s still a little rough around the edges remains, however.
In addition to the galleries and art shops, the Navigli District is known now for its plethora of funky cafes, restaurants, and night clubs. It’s one of the best nightlife areas in the city, and on weekend nights it can get extremely busy. The two remaining canals that give the neighborhood its name are called Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, and although you won’t get far on them there are some floating restaurants and bars that are popular in nice weather.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Milan’s historical Navigli canal district on a 2.5-hour evening walking tour, and enjoy wine and several snacks, too! With a local guide, enjoy a glass ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
See the sites of Milan in style aboard an eye-catching vintage tram and enjoy discounted entry to top city attractions and 24-hour free access to the public ... Read more
Duration: 1 day (approx.)