What to see in Milan
PLACES NEAR TO CASCINA BATTIVACCO
Cascina Battivacco is located in the Barona district, an area on the suburb of the city that takes its name from an ancient rural village attached to the municipality of Milan in 1873.
From here there are a lot of dirt roads along the fields, perfect for walking and jogging surrounded by nature.
Church of San Marchetto and church of San Cristoforo sul Naviglio
Walking for 1.5 km to the south we arrive at the Church of San Marco al Bosco, also called the little church of San Marchetto, a place born for the workers of the three farmhouses that surround the church.
This structure was founded around 1200 and is surrounded by water for the lowering of the land.
To the west of Cascina Battivacco, along the Naviglio Grande towards Porta Genova, there is one of the most evocative corners of the “old Milan”, the Church of San Cristoforo sul Naviglio.
This gem is dating back to 1192 and is made by two small churches side by side and it is on the path that led to Milan from Lomellina. there are soft music and coloured stained glass.
Ripa di porta ticinese and Darsena
From Lodovico il Moro, continuing along via Ripa di Porta Ticinese, it is possible to enjoy a splendid walk along the Naviglio Grande, immersed in a lively area of the city, including bars, restaurants, markets and exhibitions. The road leads into the famous Darsena, where Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese meet to form a water basin. The area, with the redevelopment for Expo 2015, has returned one of the symbols of Milan. During the winter the atmosphere makes this ancient area of Milan even more magical, with its markets and the skating rink. It offers a covered market, a lot of bars and pubs, but also restaurants, breweries and street food outlets. From the Darsena a tourist navigation service starts, to discover the Navigli. The water path offers a unique and relaxing experience to visit Milan in total relax.
Cloistrers of Sant’Eustorgio and Mudec
Just beyond the Darsena there are the Cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio, which host the Museum of the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Diocesan Museum Carlo Maria Martini, as well as the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Portinari Chapel.
Another famous museum is Mudec, in via Tortona 56, with art and culture exhibitions. Behind it is Base Milano a great suggestive space, between old factories, a place where to study, work, eat and have fun.
Interesting events are organized here, for example music festivals, exhibitions and events with DJ sets.