Darsena Milan

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Darsena – Milan’s ancient harbour

“La Darsena” use to be the City’s harbor, in the past years it certainly wasn’t a fancy, nor a cosy, nor a nice spot even, but since Expo 2015 came into play, it will be one of the sites to leave quite a positive legacy and impact on Milan. Its redevelopment carried out by architects Edoardo Guazzoni, Paolo Rizzatto, Sandro Rossi and Studio Bodin&Associés, aimed at renovating and making the banks of the Darsena attractive again. I can assure you they made it.

A new little garden, sculptures and tree-lined pedestrian areas grew along with new green areas and nice walkways together with Piazza 24 Maggio, making the Navigli area even more pleasant and attractive than before and connecting it with Colonne, one of the throbbing veins of Milan.

I’ve heard many people walking by saying it looks like Paris, now I’m not saying it is nothing more than Paris, nor anything less…but these kinds of exclamations might be a little farfetched for my taste. The fact remains that it is definitely worth passing and stopping by, for a picnic, a beer or just to chill a bit and lay down on the grass, letting your legs swing over the waters, hanging from the banks.

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Darsena, Milan

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)