Through most of their circuit, the Milanese Navigli surround the
historical center of the city, however without showing any segment of this
old canal that was built together with other hydraulic projects for the purpose
of bringing water to an urban space lacking in rivers. In fact, Milan
is located 25 km east from Ticino, 25 km west from Adda and 35 km north
of Po, without ever being crossed by any water course that is navigable or
useful for water supply.