17. Napoli, Soderini

A section of the city where residences and the ex-factories redeveloped in creative places are linked to the Naviglio and the San Cristoforo village; a real oasis of peace where you can breathe the atmosphere of the Milan of the past.

Key Details

What to expect

A residential area, well connected to the public transportation with neighbourhood stores, local markets, big trading spaces and places linked to creativity and design


It is meant for those who don’t want to renounce to the closeness to many trading, cultural, eno gastronomic and sport services, although it is far from the city centre, at the same time appreciating the more relaxing Naviglio rhythm of life

What not to expect

A modern residential area, with little traffic, walking paths and stores

Real estate market

The area provides a high density of apartment buildings of the ‘60s, often fitted out with vast common gardens and post-war buildings

You are going to fall in love with

A calm and lively atmosphere which can be breathed very often in unexpected, active and creative places


Serenity, creativity, culture, design, fashion, picturesque and residential area, apartment buildings with greenery, upgrading, ex factories, water, Naviglio Grande, families, sport, countryside, markets, neighborhood stores, big trading structures, restaurants, street art, well connected to the public transportation, not too far from the city center

Commute times

Duomo: 25 min. by car, 40 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 10 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 15 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 25 min. by car, 40 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 40 min. by car, 1h 20min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 30 min. by car, 1h 20min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Bande Nere Stop)
Line 4 (Stops Frattini, Tolstoj, starting in 2023)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses

Railroad Service
Close to the San Cristoforo and Porta Genova railway stations

Highways and freeways
30 min from the A1, 15 min from the A4, 10 min from A7, 20 min from A8, 30 min from the East freeway, 20 min from West freeway, 30 min from North freeway


East: Misurata avenue, Napoli Square, Cassala avenue

West: Bartolomeo D’Alviano street, Lorenteggio street, Tolstoj street

North: Soderini street, Fezzan street, Caterina da Forlì avenue, Tripoli Square

South: Alzaia Naviglio Grande

Neighborhood areas
25. Solari, Washington
18. Navigli
3. Famagosta, Barona
16. Bande Nere, Inganni

A walk through the district

An area that reconnects the city to the countryside, where the San Cristoforo village survives, a suspended in time island of peace. The popular roots of the district are enhanced by the meeting spirit of residents, the colourful local markets and by the willingness to transform abandoned spaces into cultural and creative places which attract young people and artists.

What to expect

This semi-peripheral area is living a strong redevelopment process, thanks to the good connection to the main roads and the transport system, like the new underground and the railroad.

Here, the historical residents are often busy in associative groups in order to preserve the district identity, which is revealed with the lively local market in Vespri Siciliani street and the colorful Lorenteggio Festivals with stalls and street shows.


This area is meant for those who love to live in their own district, with its events, markets, the areas dedicated to the sport and culture and the huge service offer of all types, among them theatres and cinemas.

If you appreciate the Milanese popular traditions, the numerous trading stores, the opportunity of practicing water sports in the Naviglio with the Canottieri San Cristoforo club and exploring the redeveloped yards of ex factories for the fashion and design industry, this is the right area for you.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who want to live in elegant and international residences, walking through streets with exclusives stores.
It can’t be appreciated by those who don’t care to admire at street art works, which redevelop the whole sections of abandoned buildings making them iconic.

Right here the urban redevelopment project “Un muro che unisce” originated: an original cultural operation where walls were transformed in an open-air art gallery in the streets which expand from the recycling centre to the Church in Naviglio Grande.

Real Estate market

The area provides a mainly residential real estate offer with apartment buildings of the ‘60s, often fitted out with vast gardens.

There are also buildings which date back to the ‘30s and to the post-war period, while currently modern complexes are being designed, in contrast with the existent buildings.

You are going to love…

You will love the identifying elements of the area, next to the always more frequent architectural redevelopment interventions.

You will be amazed by the picturesque corner around the San Cristoforo church and the Naviglio Grande, passing through the ex-factories which have been redeveloped as creative spaces.

You will love the maze of courts which spreads in the redeveloped factories (Savona 97) to the Lorenteggio district with its energy and markets.

Behind the corner

The area is close to the Creativity District in Savona-Tortona street and to the Navigli area, where you can find the rural Market with many zero-kilometre products and the antiques market, real destination for the lovers of the genre.
Nearby, there’s also the Ex Richard Ginori area: a creative village and a temple for the fashion, design, advertising, art and media industries.

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