Spring and autumn are the best seasons to walk around, when the air is cool but not too much, and urban walkers look for the last rays of the sun that still heat up. Around the city, there are areas which are good for jogging, with paths that cross the most beautiful parks in Milano. Milano is full of nice streets where traffic is denied and the few cars that have access are those belonging to inhabitants. This is the Milano of those who love being outdoors, doing physical activity or simply walking. Some people say that a long walk can be better than a run.

 

You can walk among the architectures, buildings, squares, parks and fountains, but you can also walk in really quiet places where green and water predominate. The good habit of having a stroll in the city should be maintained.

Naviglio Martesana path: from viale Monza to Crescenzago

How changed north-east Milano! In a gap of three, four years, this Milano district - called NoLo - has revolutionized its structure and it made its diversity a force. The boundary of this neighborhood, a nightlife meeting point, is the beginning of our journey. Let’s wear comfortable shoes to find the pleasure sport fatigue.

 

We start from Viale Monza towards Crescenzago. The first stop is Ponte Vecchio, the very ancient bridge that dominates Martesana Canal, a spot not to be missed because it tells a piece of history of Milano Navigli. The bridge, built in 1837 and designed by Carlo Caimi, dominates Martesana water - the canal that connects Milan with the Adda river. From Ponte Vecchio you can see two indentations on Naviglio sides - once, there was the old “darsena”. The closest old building was Canottieri Gorla that in 1900s was protagonist of numerous victories in rowing competitions.

 

We continue along Via Petrocchi, among nineteenth-century gardens and villas, and then we reach Via Bertelli. From Via Bertelli we go down along Martesana Canal where it is possible to see very beautiful and old houses facing the balaustrade. Peace and silence are interrupted only by the voices and music they feast at the Martesana Farmstead. A little further on, it is possible to come across the Martesana Amphitheater, now known as the Iraqi Martyrs of Freedom Park. Victims of Terrorism - an important social place for the entire community.

Walk around Chiaravalle: from Ripamonti street to ancient south Milano village

Chiaravalle is a district of Milano and not a country. It is reachable by bus (77 and 140 lines) and it looks like a big garden of the city. There, after the “Herculean columns” of via Ripamonti and Quintosole district, you cross the long road of Sant’Arialdo which culminates in Chiaravalle.

 

If you start from Ripamonti street, the walk lasts an hour and a half. Along Via Sant’Arialdo it is possible to come across beautiful restored farmhouses. If you reach Chiaravalle by bus or bicycle, it takes about twenty minutes on foot to visit the ancient Lombard village, mostly known thanks to its abbey. Chiaravalle Abbey is a cistercian monastic complex, an example of agricultural development in the Lower Milano area that can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The church is famous not only for its very beautiful structure, but also for the ancient mill. In the middle of the driveway that leads to the Abbey there is also the "Bottega dei Monaci", shop where you can buy herbal teas, wines, beers, cosmetics, fresh eggs, meats and local cheeses produced on the spot.