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Vicolo Privato Lavandai, Milan

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#16 of 102 in Historic Sites in Milan
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Vicolo Privato Lavandai is on the banks of the Naviglio near the dockyard. Washerwomen worked at this ancient laundry service until the 1950s, cleaning the townspeople's linens in the canal. You can still see their wooden seats and cement washing slabs. You might stop for dinner next door at Ristorante El Brellin, which is in the old grocery shop that supplied the women with soaps and bleaches. The building retains the original fireplaces and wood-paneled ceilings. In this area of narrow roads and proximity to the canal, you may stumble across an interesting shop or bar. To visit Vicolo Privato Lavandai and get the most from your holiday in Milan, create itinerary details personal to you using our Milan travel itinerary maker.
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  • Great place to take some pictures in Navigli District. Is something else and is on the walk way trough the district. In the proximity there are some restaurants where you can enjoy the view.  more »
  • This little street is really interesting to see because it still has the original stones where the washerwomen, 'lavandai', used to work. Down the street there are also some art and photography studio...  more »
  • 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 attr...  more »
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  • If you're lucky and find your sunny day, the place will seem even more magical. The atmosphere is colorful, romantic, full of little corners where unknown painters and artists show their art with kindness and passion! Not to mention the crystal clear water under the bridge:) Navigli is definitely the most beautiful area of Milan
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  • Characteristic glimpse of old Milan surrounded by palaces of the towpath. Nice throw an eye on passing from there to see how the area has changed in a few decades.
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  • One of the most fascinating places of the old Milan of the poor. Here until the 1960s were women wash clothes in the naviglio. There are photos and testimonials from this still in the memory of older people. It is now at the center of one of the most popular nightlife areas of Milan. Unmissable day Sunday with the antiques market or flowers in spring
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  • A well preserved corner of old Milan made of courts overlooking the navigli.
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  • Very charming and picturesque place of the Navigli area of Milan
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