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  • Address: Vicolo dei Lavandai, Milan, Italy 20144


Vicolo dei Lavandai Tours

A lasting remnant of medieval Milan, the historic alleyway of Vicolo dei Lavandai juts out from the Naviglio Grande canal, close to the Darsena di Porta Ticinese (dockyards). Taking its name, which means ‘Alley of the Launderers’, from its previous incarnation, the alley was used as a wash house from the Middle Ages up until the 1950s, where washerwomen would plunge clothes and linens into the stream and scrub them with soap on the waterfront. 

The focal point of the Vicolo dei Lavandai is a narrow central canal way and along its banks the stone stalls and old ‘brellins’ (wooden launderers’ stools) can still be seen. Overlooking the canal, the former grocer’s store, where soap and bleach was sold to the workers, has now been transformed into the El Brellin restaurant, and a number of other cafés line the banks.

Practical Info

Vicolo dei Lavandai is located by the Naviglio Grande canal in Milan’s Navigli District.

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Afternoon Food Tour with Beer Tasting in Milan, Milan, null

Afternoon Food Tour with Beer Tasting in Milan

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Are you in search of the ultimate culinary Italian experience in Milan? This Afternoon Milan Food Tour with Beer or Wine Tasting is exactly what you need if ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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