6. Navigli: Niche Shopping


NavigliTrendy Milanese, who could never mingle in big crowds, shop in the Ticinese area and surrounding neighbourhoods. Here, amongst the columns of San Lorenzo and the Navigli, you’ll find numerous trendy boutiques, niche labels and small vintage shops where it’s still possible to bag a bargain and find showrooms that sell to the public. Together with Brera, the Navigli is one of the most picturesque districts in old Milan. The Navigli and the Darsena are two favourites among the locals, who love to enjoy the traditional aperitivo here, but are also a must-visit for visitors who will find themselves seduced by the artistic atmosphere of its numerous painters’ studios.