Navigli Walking Tour - small group tour

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Milan, IT
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Experience the vibrant and historical district of Navigli on this captivating walking tour in Milan. Explore the fascinating canals that once made Milan a city of water and hear the stories behind the ancient trading harbor, bridges, and alleyways that line the waterways. Immerse yourself in the bohemian atmosphere of Navigli, where trendy shops, bars, and restaurants create a unique and lively ambiance. Discover the Darsena, the ancient dock of Milan, and stroll along the Naviglio Grande, the main canal of the city. Learn about the centuries-old history of the canal system, including Leonardo da Vinci's contributions, and gain insight into the ancient trades and traditions of the people who once lived here. After the tour, stay to enjoy the buzzing nightlife of Navigli, with its vibrant bars and restaurants. Book now and be enchanted by the charm and history of the Navigli district.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover Milan's ancient Navigli district
  • Learn about the history and traditions of Navigli
  • Visit the picturesque Darsena dock area
  • Cross the Triumph Bridge and explore the Naviglio Pavese
  • Experience the vibrant nightlife and buzzing atmosphere of Navigli
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Welcome to the Navigli Walking Tour in the charming Navigli district of Milan. This 1.5-hour guided tour takes you through the historical canals of the city, offering a glimpse into Milan's rich history and traditions. The Navigli and the Darsena are not only iconic landmarks but also represent an amazing part of Milan's story.

What to expect?

During the Navigli Walking Tour, you can anticipate immersing yourself in the beauty and history of Milan's ancient Navigli district. As you stroll along the canals, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating insights into the centuries of history behind these waterways. You'll explore the old trading harbor, picturesque bridges, and charming alleyways that frame the sights. Prepare to be captivated by the grandeur of this unique setting and gain a deeper understanding of Milan's cultural heritage.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the authentic charm of Milan. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply someone who enjoys exploring new cultures, the Navigli Walking Tour has something for everyone. It's a great opportunity to discover hidden gems and learn about the fascinating stories behind Milan's canals.

Why book this?

By joining the Navigli Walking Tour, you'll have the chance to witness Milan's captivating past come to life. The canals of Navigli district offer a unique perspective on the city's history, providing an immersive experience that goes beyond traditional sightseeing. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll gain insights and anecdotes that you won't find in guidebooks. This tour allows you to connect with the heart and soul of Milan, creating lasting memories of your visit to this vibrant city.

Good to know:

Please note that this is a walking tour, and a boat tour is not included. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you'll be exploring the district on foot. The tour includes a professional guide who will make the experience informative and engaging. However, food, drinks, hotel pickup, and drop-off are not included, unless specified otherwise. The tour will end at the Saint'Eustorgio Church, where you can continue to explore the area or easily find your way back to your accommodation.


Previous participants of the Navigli Walking Tour have praised its informative and engaging nature. They were delighted by the fascinating historical insights provided by the guides, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of Milan's canals. Many reviewers mentioned that the tour allowed them to discover hidden corners of the Navigli district that they would have otherwise missed. Overall, participants were highly satisfied with their experience, describing it as a must-do activity for anyone visiting Milan.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


Milan was a city of water. Would you believe it? Perhaps no one would say today, looking at its traffic congested streets and buildings that rise vertically up as if to touch the sky. There are five canals (in Italian “navigli”): “Bereguardo“, “Grande“, “Martesana“, “Paderno” e “Pavese” and their history is very old. Today the Navigli and Darsena district is full of educational and historical-cultural routes. But this is also a sort of new soul of Milan, trendy and nice. Today if you walk on the towpath of the “Naviglio Grande” you will encounter a bustling neighborhood and a bit ‘bohemian: there are many bars, restaurants, ethnic markets, trendy shops and a lot of tourists. So this corner of Milan has a unique atmosphere, very different from what you will find in the rest of Milan.


Your walk will take you to the “Darsena” (the ancient dock of Milan). The new dock is the point where the “Naviglio Pavese” ( the Canal of Pavia”) and the “Naviglio Grande” meet. Here in the ‘600 was organized a large port berthing of boats traveling along the canals of Milan, which remained active until the 60s of the last century. The “Darsena” (the dock) is located in “Porta Ticinese” and today it is a nice area to walk or eat an ice cream, a small lake in the center of the city, a witness of the water past of Milan. During the tour you’ll learn about the history of the canal from the 12th century, and how Leonardo da Vinci later improved the system of locks. Hear about the tradition of ancient trades and the people who lived along the waterways.

Vicolo dei Lavandai

Cross the Triumph Bridge and walk along the Naviglio Pavese, passing picturesque alleys as you continue to the Naviglio Grande, Milan’s main canal. After reaching the canal you’ll walk with your guide until you come to Vicolo dei Lavandai, a corner that has been kept historically intact.

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At night Navigli becomes a buzzy area with a great movida thanks to all its bars and restaurants where young people and not only use to gather. After the tour you may want to stay to enjoy an aperitivo at one of the bars lining the banks of the canals, or enjoy a meal at a traditional Milanese trattoria (own expense).

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Relaxing walking tour of the Navigli district of Milan to view history - such as the laundry stones dating back to 1700 - mixed with modern life of bars and restaurants. View the Roman and Spanish boundaries of the city while exploring the 12th century canals of this former commercial port. The evening ended with apertivo enjoyed canal side. Salute!


Wir erkundeten Mailands Navigli-Viertel und lernten seine Geschichte und Traditionen kennen. Ein Abend-Rundgang entlang der malerischer Navigli-Kanäle, das Abendessen sowie das aufregende Nachtleben des Viertels sind sehenswert. Am Samstag schauten wir auch bei Tag in Navigli vorbei und wurden mit einem Flohmarkt und viel buntem Treiben belohnt. Unsere Tourbetreuung konnte perfekt deutsch und hat uns in entlegenste Winkel und Gassen entführt um uns die Geschichte der Stadt näher zu bringen.
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