The Navigli were the way of more important communication for Milan, their construction began in 1179, in the 1482 Leonardo da Vinci it realized the system of sluices that allowed navigation from the Como's lake until to Milan and in the 1805 Napoleone it completed the construction of the Naviglio Pavese who allowed the transport of necessary marbles to the construction of the Dome. With the advent of the trains, the automobiles and industrialization the Navigli fell in disuse and came bury (1929-30) in order to allow streets construction. Today the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese make up one of the most charming places in Milan with hundreds of clubs standing on each side . In the evening, they are always full of people, especially in the warm season and in the week ends.

I navigli furono la via di comunicazione più importante per Milano, la loro costruzione iniziò nel 1179, nel 1482 Leonardo da Vinci realizzò il sistema di chiuse che permetteva la navigazione dal Lago di Como fino a Milano e nel 1805 Napoleone completò la costruzione del naviglio Pavese che permise il trasporto dei marmi necessari alla costruzione del Duomo. Con l'avvento dei treni, delle automobili e dell'industrializzazione i navigli caddero in disuso e vennero interrati (1929 e 30) per permettere la costruzione di strade. Oggi è una delle zone più suggestive di Milano su cui si affacciano migliaia di locali notturni. La sera, specialmente nelle stagioni calde e nei week end, sono sempre gremiti di gente.

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6 Responses to “Navigli”

  1. santy Says:

    Hi, greetings from Jakarta-Indonesia. Thi is a beautiful picture!

  2. analieastorga Says:

    Hello! Great photo! Have you tried eating there?

  3. midnitebara Says:

    hi ! just found out about your dp. welcome aboard from Akita, Japan.

  4. mwgolfacademy Says:

    Amazing how water sets an atmosphere. Lovely spot.
    I am running a competition over at Sainte Maxime DP come and visit.

  5. countrygirl33 Says:

    I was there!!!!! its beautiful and soo much fun!!

  6. PiazzaDeAngeli Says:

    indeed, wonderful – but bring mosquito repellent in the summer months! it’s nearly intolerable – even though most sidewalk clubs have citronella candles. still, one of the most bohemian and cool spots in all of milano.

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