The Art Hotel Navigli is named after the Milan quarter where it is located. Here it welcomes business travelers who need easy access to all of Milan (the green subway line 2 stop is 200 meters from the hotel) and leisure travelers, art, design, fashion and antique lovers who visit the nearby art galleries, furniture and fashion showrooms, antique galleries and large antique markets held on the last Sunday of the month.
Perhaps the most characteristic quarter of Milan, with its waterways and surprising dock in Piazza XXIV Maggio, the Navigli still preserves the olden architecture and ambiance (like the typical “case di ringhiera” – homes with access through open balconies with a balustrade), neighborhood pace and cordiality that still make strolling through this quarter pleasant.
Meandering through the market stalls, stopping at a historic cafe, shopping at the design and fashion ateliers in Via Tortona and Via Savona, each year’s backdrop to the colorful Fuorisalone, the open-air supplement to the Furniture Expo, is a real delight.
The lights of the many social establishments brighten the atmosphere and waters of the Navigli in a singular succession of elegant restaurants, typical trattorias, jazz clubs with great music and trendy wine bars. The Libero theater, with its unique location on the top floor of a building in Via Savona, offers classic and experimental shows ideally contrasting the sophisticated Armani theater in Via Borgognone, commissioned by the designer and constructed in the minimalist and Zen style of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
The Art Hotel ai Navigli, the only 4-star hotel in Milan that overlooks the Navigli in Via Fumagalli, is in the center of the former industrial part of the city (once the home of bicycle, steelworks and ceramics factories), now dedicated to the development of those creative activities that rank fashion, furniture and textiles Made in Italy as the best design in the world.
In addition to Giorgio Armani’s headquarters, there are over 50 photographer ateliers in the Navigli area including the multipurpose Superstudio, near Porta Genova, the Città delle Culture, Milan’s new museum center (under construction) in Via Borgognone, the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, in via Solari, the Cittadella dell’Immagine at Superstudio Più: Milan’s new location for events, expos, conventions, fashion shows, entertainment and photography, cinema and television.
And don’t forget the gym in Via Bugatti, unusual and elegant fitness center, perfect for those who want to keep fit while staying at a hotel in Milan, and much more.
The historic sites of Milan like the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuaele Gallery are within easy reach of the Art Hotel ai Navigli and a short subway ride takes you to the shopping streets of the Fashion District: Via Montenapoleone, the Scala Theater and the Brera art gallery.
The Fiera del Centro and new Rho – Pero expo center is a twenty minute subway ride away, changing at Cadorna to red line 1 for the Fiera while the Forum di Assago or Dutchforum (6 km away) international show, concert and sports center is only 10 minutes away by car.
On your return, after a day of work or sightseeing, the Navigli await you with the Art hotel Navigli for enjoyable evenings on your stay at a hotel in Milan.
How to reach us
ADVICE: for an accurate navigation, please enter in your navigator: Ripa di Porta Ticinese 89, Milano
From the Highway: take the exit ASSAGO. Continue straight at the round-about. Turn left at the second traffic light (Piazza Serafino Belfanti). Just after the second traffic light turn right on via Carlo d’ Adda, which lies between 2 petrol stations. When you reach the Canal, turn right on Ripa di Porta Ticinese. Drive until you reach the traffic control cameras. You have free access as a temporary resident. Take Via Fumagalli, the second right, after the traffic cameras. You are at Art Hotel Navigli. Just tell us your plate number and length of stay at arrival, NOT BEFORE. An internal garage is available on request.
WARNING: every Saturday and the last Sunday of the month, it is banned to drive through the traffic control cameras (for weekly fairs). The Local Police allows to access the Hotel from Via Fumagalli, at the crossing with Via Argelati. You must drive carefully the opposite way.
From the central railway station take the subway (Green line direction of Abbiategrasso) and get off at “Porta Genova” stop. The Art Hotel Navigli is located just 200 meters from the subway. By foot follow the street “Via Casale”, cross the bridge over the river Navigli turn right into the street “Ripa di Porta Ticinese” and after 100 meters turn left into “Via Fumagalli”. You’re here! The Art Hotel ai Navigli is at # 4.
From the Milan Linate airport
Take the shuttle bus to the central train station and follow the directions in point: by train.
From the Milan Malpensa airport
Take the Malpensa Express train and get off at Cadorna. Take green subway 2 for Abbiategrasso and get off at Porta Genova. Follow the directions in point: By train.