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Vicolo dei Lavandai

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Address: Vicolo dei Lavandai, 20144 Milan, Italy
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vicolo di lavandai

walking around in this area you can reach the vicolo di lavandai..right after the many cafes and restaurants in this street you can see it.in the corner of a small path..the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael A
Kastoria, Greece
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Kastoria, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking around in this area you can reach the vicolo di lavandai..right after the many cafes and restaurants in this street you can see it.in the corner of a small path..the area is very nice and attracts many tourists the last few years .you can go by the metro and then walk till there.it is a nice break away of... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you want to experience few minutes like you are in Milano, two centuries ago, you can stop at this place during your visit at Navigli, imagining people walking around with the only noise of water during washing, and workers bringing their goods to market and boats

Thank Guido C
Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

As you walk along the Naviglio Grande, take a few moments to go off the beaten path next to the restaurant El Brellin, and discover the washerwomen's area...the slabs that clothes were washed on are still visible...a reminder of the days without modern machinery...this was also a "conversation" point...the women washing and gossiping about their daily lives...something to show modern... More 

Thank Nancy171717
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This corner is interesting if you know the story. Not worth acrossing the city to visit, though the area of Navigli is one of the best for a night out so you'll probably pass here.

Thank Tinkiwinki214
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

to really realize and immagine this alley I suggest a double cross, the first one in the night whereby Navigli are fully of people. The second one in the early morning. I leave you to think/feel how impressive it is. Ciao!!

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

quite a unique site, which i never miss when showing visitors Milano, since it is a relic, but given its position one can imagine what the scene must have looked like 100 or 200 years ago

Thank nicolas s
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is not much, but is worth seeing. We used it as an excuse to go to the Navigli district. It is a small roof over a small waterway where laundry used to be washed. The architecture is reminiscent of roman times, and the bar next door is very friendly.

Thank smithcu
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Nice Place! Aperol Sprizz at the El Brellin at the Lavandai Restaurant, breathing in the shadowy past's whispers. Nice to visit.

Thank archisphaere
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Not amazing but a great area for a afternoon walk before dinner in one of the restaurants in the area.

Thank crisvv99
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

Okay, women used to wash their clothes here. (clap clap) There is a past. (clap clap) But besides snapping a photo at the washing stone, there is little that you can do. It is just a shelter. You should not spend more than 5 minutes there.

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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