Walking Tour of the Navigli area, in Milan

2 h
Walking Tours
difficulty Very easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Walking Tour of the Navigli area, in Milan

Join our exciting walking tour of the Navigli in Milan, a special and different activity in the city. Boost your knowledge and appreciation for the city with this amazing Milan experience. Discover the history and legends of these enchanting canals of Milan.

Take part in an exciting activity in Milan, a walking tour of the Navigli canals
Stroll along the charming canals of Milan and discover their history
Learn about trade on the canals centuries ago and the improvements of Leonardo
Stay in the Navigli district to explore the rich nightlife of Milan

While Milan might be famous for its fashion and shopping, maybe also for some amazing attractions, few people know that the city hides a few secrets of its own.

A walking tour to discover the Navigli area in Milan

This unconventional tour in Milan will reveal one of these secrets, the charming Navigli of Milan, the canals that cross a quarter of the city and that were used in the past as trading routes.
The walking tour of the Milan Navigli canals will take about 2 hours and you will have the chance to find out more about the history and characteristics of this enchanting area of Milan, also known for its vibrant nightlife. Enrich your Milan experience and discover the lesser known districts of the city.

Visit the Navigli district, to discover the best nighlife in Milan

The two hour Navigli walking tour in Milan starts in Piazza Sant'Eustorigo, right in front of an ancient basilica. Then you will continue along the canals up to Darsena, the spot of an old harbor dating back to the Spanish era and active until a few decades ago. These canals were used for trade and your professional guide will share stories and legends about their history and the people that used to work and live on the banks.
Built after the 12th century, the Navigli of Milan were greatly improved by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who designed better locks systems. The pleasant walk will take you across the Triumph Bridge and along the Naviglio Paves, up to the main canal called Naviglio Grande.

A special tour to discover an hidden part of Milan

Along the route of this special tour in Milan, you will have the chance to admire picturesque sights and places, some of them still holding their vintage character. You will eventually reach the Vicolo dei Lavandai, a spot that has been kept like it was hundreds of years ago, feeling the charming atmosphere of  past days.
The Milan tour of the Navigli is among the most unique and different activities in the city, something that you should experience when traveling to Milan. At the end of the walking tour, you can also choose to stay in this charming quarter, to have an aperitivo or a meal in the traditional trattorias along the canals.

  • Navigli district
  • Guided visit of the Navigli
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


This tour is free for infants 0-1 years old. For children 2-12 years old the price is 25€
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, bring a bottle of water; in winter, don't forget an umbrella.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.