Picturesque Navigli District is made of a widespread network of canals whose ancient history is linked to Leonardo da Vinci (learn more). Today, the area is bursting with trendy dining and nightlife spots, various markets full of fresh and local items and is even home to one of the main hubs of the “Milanese movida”.

Weekly “Fiera di Sinigaglia”: Flea Market

Since 1800s the only “flea market” in Milan, it attracts a varied public ranging from collectors to bargain hunters.
Official Website: (website in Italian)

navigli antiques market (c) epeverata
Navigli antiques market: Photo: epeverata


Monthly “Mercatone dell’Antiquariato”: Antiques Market

A “not-to-be-missed” date for antiques collectors the world over. The so-called “Mercatone dell’Antiquariato” stretches for 2 kilometers and is held during the Last Sunday of every month.
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Festival “Fiori e Sapori”: Flowers and Gardening

A bridge decorated with flowers during a previous edition of the event. Photo by Elena Peverata
A bridge decorated with flowers during a previous edition of the event.
Photo by Epeverata

Festival dei Fiori is the free event hosted twice a year (generally in April and October) along the Naviglio Grande and dedicated to one of the most appealing flower, plant and gardening tools exhibitions. On this occasion, more than 200 nurserymen from all over Italy display their creations and best productions surrounded by music and entertaining activities suitable for all ages. On this occasion all the shops and art studios in the surrounding area are open all day until 11pm and a dj setmake up sessions for children and entertainment are organised all day long. The most gluttonous palates can also enjoy a selection of tasty delicacies served at typical stands along the Navigli. The festival is set along the Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, within the Navigli District. >> Check for upcoming events in the district

All events take place at:
Alzaia Naviglio Grande corner of via Valenza
M2 (green line) Porta Genova FS

>> Present and future events in the Navigli district