Navigli Lombardi

Boating in Navigli & Zona Tortona

Canals were once the autostrade (motorways) of medieval Milan, transporting timber, marble, salt, oil and wine into town. The largest of them, the Naviglio Grande, grew from an irrigation ditch to one of the city's busiest thoroughfares by the 13th century. Five cruises run from the end of April to mid-September; the most popular, the Conche Trail (groups only), cruises along the Naviglio Grande before heading down the Naviglio Pavese and then back to the dock.