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Bohemian Life on Ancient Canals

The hopping Navigli neighborhood is home to a system of canals that was once the lifeblood of Milan. Naviglio Grande, the largest of the canals, was built during Milan’s medieval heyday—today, it doesn’t serve any important purpose, but it does lend some historic charm to this lively part of town. Stroll along the picturesque waterway, or wander off into the streets and alleys that stem from it—you’ll discover all sorts of bohemian bars, restaurants, art galleries, and antique shops. At sunset, take in the view from one of the footbridges over the Naviglio. As night falls, the locals buzz into the pubs and sports bars, and the neighborhood comes alive.

Utrip Tips

*There is an antique market by the canals on the last Sunday of every month, from September to June. 
 *The Porta Genova metro station (green line) is a 5 minutes' walk away.

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