Planning your trip
The Martesana canal or "Naviglio Piccolo" (little canal), played a leading role in the economic and commercial development of Milan for 400 years. It was used in the past for transporting goods by river navigation, irrigating fields and driving mills, and it receives its water from the Adda, near the locality of Groppello. It passes through the countryside and various municipalities for about 34 kilometres. The route, most of which is along cycle paths, is to discover the scenery of the Martesana canal, characterised by the water and views of villas and historic buildings.