Navigli

The water magnet

I finally made it to Leonardo’s Naviglio Pavese. Back in the old days Milan used to look like Venice: a city on water. Its layout dramatically changed after the Municipality decided to bury almost all the canals, during the Thirties.

Milan changed its face to resemble a European modern capital but, the Navigli area, in the southern part of the city, still keeps its old canals and docks, to enjoy an old picture of how Milan used to be.

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