An itinerary in Navigli, Solari and Ticinese
Time needed: 2 evenings
Navigli Milan: what to see and what to do
Welcome to the capital of movida of Milan! I am not afraid to say this, because everybody would agree with me on this point: the Navigli area is by far the most lively neighbourhood at night in Milan. It hosts hundreds of cafes, bars, restaurant and cocktail bars and this is the reason why it might sometimes feel intimidating.
Naviglio Grande is the heart of the nightlife scene and the mood of the
Via Conchetta and Via Torricelli are two small side streets that well represents the underground culture of Milano. Here you can find two of our favourite spots to hang out for a night out with friends: Brutto Anatroccolo is a tavern that opens at 21:03 (yes, they
Are you looking for a fancy place to impress your date? We can light-heartedly suggest you go and have a drink at Carlo e Camilla in Segheria. Another option would be to go to the newly renovated Darsena area where there are many docks and bars where you can observe the sunset on the artificial pond.
Trying to cross in between Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande there is a whole world and it is very easy to get lost in this residential area that nevertheless hosts some interesting spots in via Fusetti and via Argelati. Here you can find some of the best places for a drink in the area: ITER, MAG and Rita.
Cox18, centro sociale che spesso organizza serate davvero cool oppure potete bere una delle 30 birre alla spina offerte tutti i giorni da la Belle Alliance.
Legend has it that the
The Navigli area used to be a port for the city of Milano and the channels connected the town with the rest of the nearby regions. This also meant that most of the raw materials and the food also travelled on water until the beginning of the 20th century. For example, the rocks that were used to build Duomo di Milano arrived into town through these channels.
What we can see today is just a small part of the network that existed until the 20s. Before the channels were transformed into streets for the cars they used to spread more deeply into the centre toward Piazza del Duomo. It is still possible to find the hints of this watery past in the names of some streets such as via Molino
Via Vigevano is the street that runs parallel to the Naviglio Grande and that leads to Porta Genova station. This street is a good place to have a snack to start your night in the Navigli nightlife mecca since it has a wide offer of casual dining restaurants. Via Corsico, instead, is the home of some of the allegedly best cocktail bars in the area: UGO and Elita cocktail bar (not my favourite one, though).
Behind the station, there is the so-called
Don’t miss them.
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Navigli Milan: how to get here
The best Metro stop to reach the Navigli Area is Porta Genova (green line). If you are heading to via Solari better to get off at Sant’Agostino (green line). If the area near Conciliazione is your destination, choose the stop Conciliazione (red line).
Come here if…
… you feel like having a fun night out or you are looking for the latest trends in terms of cocktails and youth culture.