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Vicolo Privato Lavandai, Milan

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Historic Site
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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  • A quaint and pleasant corner that takes us back to the past of a Milan hardworking is tireless.
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  • Whenever I do a ride on the canals I often stop to photograph this nooks of old Milan which is never the same. Depending on the time of day or night you from constantly changing emotions and makes you think life was like years ago. Maybe it happens just us real Milanesi to dream about these things but in any case it is compulsory to go see it.
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  • A corner of the old city still well kept, where the washerwomen washing clothes by hand. A piece of history that takes you to a bit of nostalgia for the old days. A little out of the tourist circuits, but interesting.
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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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  • 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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