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Private Navigli Walking Tour

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

Private Navigli Walking Tour

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

From US$ 82.24 per person

Discover Milan’s ancient Navigli district and learn about its history and traditions. On Friday or Saturday afternoon you can enjoy a guided walk alongside the picturesque canals, and later on you can take a plunge into the district’s buzzing nightlife.


  • Learn about the history of the Navigli canals and Leonardo's technical improvements
  • Enjoy a walking tour along the canals, from Piazza Sant’Eustorgio to Darsena Harbor
  • Discover one of Milan’s most famous nightlife districts
Full description
Your 1.5-hour walking tour begins in Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, in front of the basilica that was founded in the early Christian era. Your walk will take you to the Darsena, site of an ancient inner harbor built during the Spanish era and active until the 1970s for the regional trade. During the tour you’ll learn about the history of the canal from the 12th century, and how Leonardo later improved the system of locks. Hear about the tradition of ancient trades and the people who lived along the waterways. Cross the Triumph Bridge and walk along the Naviglio Pavese, crossing 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 intact. 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.
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, in front of the basilica

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3 /5

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    Not as expected

    The worst thing was that the duration was only 1:15 hour. So more or less only the half. For this price too less! Also there was only some explanation, the most time we did walking. That we could do also on our own...

    October 9, 2016

    November 7, 2019

    Product ID: 46642