Vicolo Privato Lavandai, Milan

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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 on your holiday in Milan, and find out what else Milan has to offer, use our Milan visit planner .
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  • In the heart of the navigli area, represents a fantastic angle remained unaltered over time. Time seems to have stopped at two or three hundred years ago
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  • Location characteristic of 50 years, in the heart of the new Milan nightlife, many bars open during the day.
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  • Here, in the spring, exploding colors. It seems to come during the flower show (see Naviglilive for programming) but it loses the charm because of the large number of people, which is distributed on the streets of the Naviglio. Better than a sunny day, in the morning. Walk and lunch to get up the Sun in one of the many restaurants in the area.
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  • Small dish. Don't like . We disappointed. The service was good.
  • Such a nice cute corner in a smoggy and stinky Milan. Go around this area to find good food and a nice walk around the navigli
  • Very interesting historical landmark, side canal used for washing clothes.
  • In a corner of the Naviglio Grande alley historian, recently restored, still keeps intact a centrifuge of the first ' 900 and archaeology in an old Milan unknown to many of its inhabitants. Named after a washhouse that until the end of the years ' 50 was used by women to wash clothes and linens. Il vicolo dei lavandai is a charming place with fantasy you can go back in time and imagine the workers from doing laundry turns backs immersed in the stream. Today the old grocery store that sold SOAP, bleach and brushes at women engaged in the lavatory, host the restaurant El Brellin who, with fireplaces and coffered ceilings, has preserved the atmosphere of the place. The lane is dedicated to fullers and not to the laundresses, because in the 19th century to take care of laundry were men, organized into a real Association. The confraternita dei Lavandai in Milan dates back to 1700. Saint Anthony of Padua is their protector, and he has dedicated an altar in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio, located 100 meters from Vicolo dei Lavandai along the Alzaia Naviglio Grande. The trickle (el fossett, in milanese dialect) is fed by the waters of the Naviglio Grande. At one time the laundresses were kneeling on the "brellin" of wood, rubbing cloths on stone stalls still visible in the alley. The material, used by washerwomen, was the so-called "Pablito", an ash, SOAP-based based pastas and sodas.
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  • Place of worship in Milan that never ceases to amaze, even to those who, like me, live in Milan. The alley of washerwoman has that touch of eats that makes you imagine how, many years ago, these women came here to wash clothes and used the stones to the side of the brook in the form of a table. Needless to say, is a must for those who come to see the canals, forced destination during summer and not only ...
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