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Vicolo Privato dei Lavandai, 20144 Milan, Italy
Navigli
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The place is worth more than one visit. I did not regret having a dinner there. You should also try the Gran Moscato they serve there ...

2  Thank Silviu C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Okay, women used to wash their clothes here. (clap clap) There is a past. (clap clap) But besides snapping a photo at the washing stone, there is little that you can do. It is just a shelter. You should not spend more than 5 minutes...More

3  Thank nicholasl678
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little side street with a small canal near the Naviglio Grande. It's not exceptional but a curiosity, as you can still see the stones where the laundry was done in the old times. All the area is worth the visit and worth a nice...More

Thank isasshax
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The canals are a lovely stroll and this small cul-de-sac has a small stream running to it's side and some vintage style houses. There was a bit of building work going on at the bottom of the turning and overall it wasn't that impressive.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 3 September 2018

When you are in Navigli or Ticinese (what I highly recommend), try to find Vicolo dei Lavandai. It's nice hidden place - old laundry place.

Thank rogerka
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its a gem. A piece of old Milan still intact and not re-made for tourist. A real jump on the past. Real people, milanesi (i,e, native) are living there and still speaking the local dialect

Thank MassimoS1698
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Words are not worth anyone's inner emotion. For any Milan-born person this is simply the place where you feel to walk thruough the alleys of Milan in the XIX century. Just need to read Alessandro Manzoni's "The Betrothed" before to go...

1  Thank XMeridio70
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a characteristic corner on a small opening along Naviglio Grande. It used to be the washhouse.... The spot is nice for pictures, only if not too crowded.... Definitely worthy a quick stop. Some ateliers are in the alleys close by.

Thank Luca D
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Vicolo dei Lavandai was the place where people washed their clothes. It was raining and we just took a quick look. It is a great place to spend 10 minutes to take a few pictures.

Thank joycep883
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Vicolo dei Lavandai is one of the most picturesque spots along the colorful Naviglio Grande canal. It's name means "Washermen's Alley", and that's exactly what it was. The slanted slab stones over which the washermen and women used to scrub and rinse the laundry...More

1  Thank Tuxilla
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great place to take some pictures in Navigli District. Is something else and is on the walk way trough the district. In the proximity there are some restaurants where you can enjoy the view.

Thank Cristi I
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This little street is really interesting to see because it still has the original stones where the washerwomen, 'lavandai', used to work. Down the street there are also some art and photography studios which are interesting to go and have a look at, free of...More

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two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande.
The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk
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