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Navigli District

We’re all familiar with the canals of Venice - but did you know Milan has canals, too? Most of the city’s canals have long since been paved over, but a district to the south of the city center still has two that are visible. A canal in Milan is called a “naviglio,” so this neighborhood is the Navigli District.

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.

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Navigli Canal Evening Walking Tour in Milan with Wine and Food, Milan, null
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Navigli Canal Evening Walking Tour in Milan with Wine and Food

4.5 star rating: Recommended 216 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.50
Milan Beers and Bites Walking Tour, Milan, Nightlife
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Milan Beers and Bites Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 Reviews

Tantalize your taste buds with specialty Italian microbrews on this guided 2.5-hour beer tasting tour in Milan. Milan’s breweries are in the midst of a ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.50
Navigli District Photo Tour in Milan, Milan, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Navigli District Photo Tour in Milan

Street photo safari with a professional photographer walking through the Navigli, one of the most exciting districts in Milan. Where tradition and liveliness ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.94
Discovering the Navigli District, Milan, Photography Tours
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Discovering the Navigli District

Explore Milan’s Navigli district, on a 2-hour walking tour!

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.50
Vegan Tour of Milan, Milan, Walking Tours
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Vegan Tour of Milan

Italy is much more than meat and cheese! Join the first and only Lunch Tour in Milan conceived exclusively for vegetarians and vegans. Enjoy a delicious ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.74
Navigli Walking Tour, Milan, Food Tours
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Navigli Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Milan’s ancient Navigli district and learn about its history and traditions. On Friday or Saturday afternoon you can enjoy a guided walk ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.75

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