MilanTrip: Navigli District

Navigli is the name of the triangle bounded by Milan Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese which is headed by the Porta Ticinese dock and covering a large part of the southwestern quadrant of the city.

Naviglio district is one of the three major tourist destinations in Milan. And it’s not only a popular tourist destination but also a latest spot for the local Milan people.

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There are two canals, which are called Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese (the word Naviglio itself means the Canal in Italian). Both of them are surrounded by different types of cafés, restaurants, bars, design shops, art galleries etc.

Only thing you need to do in order to reach there is to take the green line with metro and take off in the stop called Porta Genova, the second alternative is as always the tram if you’d like to enjoy the city sight at the same time in your journey.

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Once a lot of man-made canals ran all over the city of Milan. They were used to transport many items to keep people’s daily life. It’s well known that stones for the construction of the Duomo were transported through these canals. Leonardo da Vinci had collaborated to design for the construction of the canals. Once also Milan was called a “City of Water”.

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Sources:

TrueMilan.com

AmoItaly.com

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