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When it comes to canals in Italy, Venice isn’t your only option: Milan’s Navigli neighborhood is famed for the Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals. With its great bars and boutiques, the Navigli is one of our favorite areas in Milan. Not to mention one of the most historic: The neighborhood dates all the way back to 1179, when the waterways were constructed to connect Milan to the nearby lakes.

Here are five things to know about the canals in Milan (and the Navigli district!).

Milan’s canals were built because of the DuomoDa Vinci might be the designer behind the canalsThe canals once made Milan look like VeniceThe Navigli district is an art lover’s havenHead to the canals, and you’ll feel like you’ve left Milan for the countryside

 

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