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Vicolo Privato Lavandai, Milan
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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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  • the place where my great grandmother and grandmother washed clothes, where women themselves are requested to look at but not damaging any strokes
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  • A walk in history ... with the possibility to eat or make a good appetizer. This alley for how small is rich in history, the history of our grandmothers who went to wash clothes ... a time so far and a life so different that can't help but make us think. House in the alley there is the possibility to dine is to make an excellent appetizer with some outdoor table.
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  • If you get off at the stop in porta Genova green line and you walk into Via Casale you get sul naviglio ... Turning left we arrive in front of the antique wash tub ... There are some great clips and photos from the 30-50 years portraying as was used by washerwomen ... antique and rich history of the people of Milan. "Vicùl de lavandè" Poetry by Carlo Porta ... Asseggiando along the Canal you may observe the courtyards of artists ... many paintings portray this corner ...
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