There are lots of lively little restaurants
, pubs and authors' cafés, ethnic stalls and casual chic
boutiques. You only need to walk up a side road to leave the noise of the city behind you and rediscover a corner of Milan from time gone by.
Not far from Naviglio Grande is Via Argelati
, a little Amsterdam, unmissable by moonlight. One of the quaintest parts is Vicolo dei Lavandai
, tucked away in a side street off the Naviglio Grande. In the side streets you'll often see characteristic tenement blocks with their flower-filled balconies all around, facing onto a courtyard.
For a boat trip, head for the Alzaia on the Naviglio Grande. And what about Ripa di Porta Ticinese
? Particularly stunning at sunset, it has been listed as one of the prettiest streets in Europe by the New York Times
Why visit themTo get a taste of Milan you didn't expect.