It has been one of the most important requalification actions in the city, also debate by public administration. Its revival has developed a series of projects (some, such as the creation of a big parking lot, fortunately aborted), various controversies and economic interventions that animated the last fifteen years of the history of Milan.
April 26th , 2015, a few days before the Expo inauguration, the renewed Darsena has been given back to local people as well as it could not; a renaissance strongly desired by all who wanted the rebirth of the Port of Milan.
A big pedestrian area, built besides the Darsena’s harbor with flowerbeds and some bridges. Very important it has been the requalification of the old Darsena market; like the new big city tradition, which old markets are converted and renovated in touristic areas by bars, restaurants and shops.
The Darsena, being part of the Navigli district, is very popular all year round, even in winter. But during the summer this area is a must for tourists. Darsena’s bars and restaurants are would be a good alternative than Navigli’s sometimes too crowded.
We can report the latest one bar, called Vista Darsena. Inaugurated before the summer and located where there was the Vodafone space in the center of the pedestrian area, Vista Darsena like to become a kind of Café del Mar. Without taking away anything from the famous Ibiza bar, the place is an ideal place where you can drink a beer or a cocktail reading a book or take something to eat at sunset, listening to music. Great for cocktails and happy hour is the Bar Ti Ci Porto and the Latteria della Darsena, where you can enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by a burrata (the famous spun-curd cheese).
The Darsena this summer will be animated also from other activities; until August 31 in fact, there is the Summer Village. Music, sports, entertainments, it is one of the most anticipated events.
From The Cube, the floating platform with multimedia screens to LED you can watch the matches of the European Cup or will be able to follow the Olympics in Rio in August. Summer Village offers some soccer pitches where you can organize some matches with friends. It also set up a lounge bar for pre-dinner drinks and the evening until late.
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