Conceptio in Itinere

Navigli; sailing the canals (boat tour)

Some of the most picturesque Milanese corners
length 2hours approx

Available: Mon.- Fri. (end of April - mid September)



The area characterized by the Navigli is certainly one of the most picturesque in the city. Its core is constituted by Porta Ticinese, one of the ancient city gates and the Darsena, the famous dockyard of the past which is no longer in use (here, every Saturday morning the Fiera di Senigallia takes place; the bustling flea market where antiques and second-hand goods may be found on the very colourful stalls).
At the great basin of Darsena dockyard we meet the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Interno: the former carries the waters of Lake Maggiore and the latter the waters of Como Lake. A third one, the Naviglio Pavese flows towards River Ticino and joins, after a while, Po River.
Nowadays along the Canals, boutiques, ateliers, craftsmen’s workshops and antique shops which build up one of the most exclusive shopping areas in the city, display their beautiful creations and products.
Navigli area is where the nightlife, along the canal banks, takes shape in the district’s countless bars, pubs, wineries, osterias, traditional restaurants and discos.

Our tour foresees departure by private coach and Guide from your Hotel in Milan to reach the Navigli docks and leave by private boat for a tour around Milanese Navigli canals to breath the particular atmosphere admiring (main highlights) Vicolo dei Lavandai (place when in the past women washed their dresses open air), Palazzo Galloni (historic Engraving Centre 19th Century) one of the most beautiful Palaces of the Navigli area, St. Cristoforo church, 14th Century’s masterpiece, Scodellino Bridge, Darsena (the ancient exchange commercial pier with Lake Maggiore) and back through Naviglio Pavese, disembarkation and transfer back to your Hotel.



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Rates include: transportation by private motor-coach from Hotel to Navigli area, authorized English speaking  guide, tour by boat on the canals (actual navigation time 1 hour). In case departure will be fixed by an hotel outside the city centre of Milan, prices for coach and guide might change. For Individual clients we will quote this tour “on request”.

There's possibility to extend the tour to a very special full day tucked away among the gentle nature with wonderful selected spots, sailing along the Navigli canals (quite long to go outside Milan city) visiting natural parks, villas,typical places (some of them are Unesco heritages) of the peasant traditions.  The full day includes lunch. Since there's a wide choice of solutions for a full day such us mixing sail and walksail and bikes or carriages along the Navigli and surrounded ground areas please ask us, if interested, for separate quotations and we'll be glad to show you all the exciting proposals.