An historical and cultural tour of Milan's canal district.
Visitors are given the chance to immerse themselves in the historical places furrowed by the barges that supplied old Milan with a variety of goods. Departing from "Alzaia Naviglio Grande" (Grand Canal Towpath) 4, along the first stretch of the trip you can see the "Vicolo dei Lavandai" ("Washerwomen's Alley"). Further ahead, a view can be had of one of the most important monumental complexes, comprised of St. Christopher's church, bridge and wash-house.
We will enter the dock and then pass onto the Pavese Canal as far as its first hydraulic support, the famous "Conchetta" Lock, which you will be able to see in operation.
The "Piccolo" or "della Martesana" canal is one of the oldest navigable canals of the City of Milan, an important artery for the transport of goods and people coming from the Alpine valleys and headed towards Lake Como and Milan. On board the motorship "Stradivari", passengers can sail the calm waters of the Canal from Vaprio d'Adda to Concesa di Trezzo on the Adda (or vice versa), with the option of renting the dramatised audio guide "Idrovia della Martesana" (The Martesana Waterway) to get to "meet" the characters of the "little canal" (on foot or bicycle).