Vicolo dei Lavandai

Vicolo dei Lavandai, Milan: Address, Phone Number, Vicolo dei Lavandai Reviews: 4.5/5

Vicolo dei Lavandai
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Navigli
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.
How to get there
  • Porta Genova • 6 min walk
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,826 contributions
Vicolo dei Lavandai
Oct 2018
In the Navigli area. There are a few curious places, an house that you enter where you can find art works and bric a brac.

Nearby is an historic place where washerwomen used to the laundry on the stone slabs by the stream.
Written 27 September 2019
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annieinmilan
Milan, Italy36 contributions
A place for Milanese women to wash clothes
May 2019
I usually bring my friends to see this part of the Naviglio where women go to wash their clothes in the past...you can still see the stones where each woaen position themselves
Written 19 August 2019
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isasshax
Valencia, Spain2,854 contributions
Nice corner at the Navigli
Oct 2018 • Solo
Cute little side street with a small canal near the Naviglio Grande. It's not exceptional but a curiosity, as you can still see the stones where the laundry was done in the old times. All the area is worth the visit and worth a nice stroll around.
Written 30 October 2018
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jordanellie41
Bolton, UK834 contributions
OVERRATED
Sep 2018 • Solo
The canals are a lovely stroll and this small cul-de-sac has a small stream running to it's side and some vintage style houses. There was a bit of building work going on at the bottom of the turning and overall it wasn't that impressive.
Written 30 September 2018
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rogerka
Bratislava, Slovakia390 contributions
Hidden place in Navigli
Aug 2018
When you are in Navigli or Ticinese (what I highly recommend), try to find Vicolo dei Lavandai. It's nice hidden place - old laundry place.
Written 3 September 2018
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Massimo S
2 contributions
I had a studio there
May 2018
Its a gem. A piece of old Milan still intact and not re-made for tourist. A real jump on the past. Real people, milanesi (i,e, native) are living there and still speaking the local dialect
Written 27 August 2018
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XMeridio70
Milan, Italy29 contributions
Diving in XIX Century
Apr 2018 • Family
Words are not worth anyone's inner emotion. For any Milan-born person this is simply the place where you feel to walk thruough the alleys of Milan in the XIX century. Just need to read Alessandro Manzoni's "The Betrothed" before to go...
Written 20 July 2018
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Luca D
Cantu, Italy136 contributions
Nice, pittoresque spot
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a characteristic corner on a small opening along Naviglio Grande. It used to be the washhouse.... The spot is nice for pictures, only if not too crowded.... Definitely worthy a quick stop. Some ateliers are in the alleys close by.
Written 9 April 2018
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🎓🤓 Keep Life Simple 🤓🎓
Pittsburgh, PA35,302 contributions
A pretty spot
Nov 2017 • Couples
Vicolo dei Lavandai was the place where people washed their clothes. It was raining and we just took a quick look. It is a great place to spend 10 minutes to take a few pictures.
Written 19 November 2017
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Tuxilla
Province of Genoa, Italy83 contributions
A picturesque spot on the Naviglio Grande
Nov 2017 • Couples
The Vicolo dei Lavandai is one of the most picturesque spots along the colorful Naviglio Grande canal. It's name means "Washermen's Alley", and that's exactly what it was. The slanted slab stones over which the washermen and women used to scrub and rinse the laundry are still there, under a tile roofing that used to protect them from the rain. A reminder of how much cleaner the water must have been, or perhaps of lower hygiene standards? In any case stop and have a look, it's worth it. There are some artist ateliers in the alley, but those are better left alone, as the paintings are generally awful.
Written 15 November 2017
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