Evening Aperitivo in the Navigli District of Milan

Naviglio Grande canal in the evening
Become a true Milanese and enjoy an evening Aperitivo walking tour in the trendy Navigli neighborhood. Known as the city’s best district for food and cocktails, you’ll join the locals as the sun starts to set. Aperitivo hour is a pre-dinner ritual featuring classic cocktails, delicious bites, and shared stories. You’ll find this popular tradition all over Italy, making it an easy way to immerse yourself in the culture.

After your first beverage, you’ll begin your walking tour and discover the best local spots in the lively and fun Navigli area. It's typical for city dwellers to hang out on the bridges with an Aperitivo in hand, relaxing after a day at work. With your guide leading the way, you’ll stop at several bars and try different cocktails and local delicacies. 

Milan is renowned for its exceptional bars producing spirits used around the world. You’ll pair each drink with tastings of Italian cheeses, charcuterie boards, and street foods, such as a fried Milanese cutlet. Savor the flavors of the city’s high-quality ingredients as you wander the streets around the canals of Navigli.

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Itineraries with Evening Aperitivo in the Navigli District of Milan

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