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Milan: 50–Minute Navigli Canal Cruise

Product ID: 157479
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Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the canals in Milan to admire some of the most picturesque and romantic views of the city, as well as the important historical evidence.
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Duration 55 minutes
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  • Rely on guaranteed pre-booked tickets for the canal cruise
  • Cruise under the picturesque bridges, and past attractions such as Vicolo dei Lavandai
  • Sail along the Naviglio Grande and into Milan's old port Darsena
Full description
Start your tour from Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 4 (Porta Ticinese). On the first stretch of navigation, admire the Vicolo dei Lavandai, one of the many washes along the Canal Grande, where the locals for centuries have come to wash the clothes of the Milanese. Continue on past the monumental complex of St. Christopher, a picturesque complex composed of two churches.

The oldest, the one on the left, arose along the route to Milan from the Lomellina area during a time when there was an obligatory crossing of the waterways. The first church was rebuilt in the Romanesque period and underwent considerable reconstruction in the 14th century at the same time that work was underway on the Naviglio Grande.

Go back and pass under the bridge known as Scodellino, named in reference to the nearby taverns. Enter the dock, once an authentic port of exchange for trade with Lake Maggiore.
  • Tickets for the Canal Cruise
  • On-board commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 4.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The canal cruise runs every 60 minutes approximately
• Reservations are recommended, especially on weekends
• 50-minute cruise by 55-seat boat
• For technical needs (hydrometric levels and weather), navigation and routes can change
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Product ID: 157479