Is there anything better in the summer than having a stroll, taking a bike ride or sipping an aperitivo by the water?
One of the most loved places in the city is the Navigli district: a bustling nightlife hub, where restaurants, pubs, taverns and night clubs guarantee pleasant evenings that start with a sunset drink.
But the place is not only alive at night. The canal banks are lined with artists' studios, craft shops and picturesque corners to linger in, such as Vicolo dei Lavandai, a romantic spot where you may well want to take a photo.
Do not forget Darsena, Milano’s ancient port, where you can sit and relax with your feet dangling over the water or take a stroll in the nearby market.
For those who wish to take a bike ride, possibly with a bike from the various bike sharing companies in the city, the banks of the Navigli are an ideal route. There are short and long bike rides allowing you to enjoy the city and reach out into the countryside, not far from Darsena.
Find the cycling routes to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the Navigli Lombardi website.
A CURIOSITY: did you know that Milano has a fully operational gondola? A real gondola from Venice that a local, in love with this boat, has recovered and brought to the Navigli. He will take on a tour anyone who wants to experience the thrill of navigating Milano’s canals in such an unusual way.
It is also possible to participate in traditional boat tours of the Navigli, and sometimes dinner can be included. Find all the information on the Navigli Lombardi website.