What's better in the summer than spending time strolling, taking a bike ride or sipping an aperitif by the water?
One of the most loved places in the city is the Navigli district: an inevitable stage of the nightlife, where restaurants, pubs, taverns and night clubs guarantee a pleasant evening that begins with an aperitif sipped at sunset.
But here you do not live only at night: the banks are full of artists' studios, craft shops, picturesque corners in which to dive and get lost, perhaps taking a photo at Vicolo dei Lavandai, a privileged place for a romantic walk.
Let's not forget the Darsena, the ancient port of Milano, where you can sit and relax with your feet dangling over the water or take a stroll in the market.
For those who want to take a bike ride, perhaps using a bike from the various bike sharing companies in the city, the banks of the Navigli are an ideal route: short or long bike rides allow you to enjoy the city but also to dive into the countryside just a bit away from the Darsena.
On the Navigli Lombardi website, you can find the cycling routes to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
A CURIOSITY: did you know that in Milano there is a gondola in full operation? A real gondola that arrives from Venice, which a Milanese, in love with this boat, has recovered and brought to the Naviglio, where he accompanies with his strokes anyone who wants to experience the thrill of navigating the canals of Milano in such an unusual way.
It is also possible to participate in "traditional" boat tours of the Navigli, perhaps even accompanied by dinner. Find all the information on the Navigli Lombardi website.