• Art & Culture

Columns of San Lorenzo

A space in the city where time seems to have stopped: just beyond the Porta Ticinese, one of the most evocative views of Milan

Where
Milan

In the Porta Ticinese district there is a little bit of ancient Rome: the Columns of San Lorenzo.

Corinthian in style, they surround the churchyard of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, opposite the medieval Porta Ticinese.

The Columns of San Lorenzo are not only an important Milanese monument, they are also a famous meeting place for students and young people in Milan, especially in the summertime and one of the best-loved crossroads in Milanese nightlife.

Around the columns flourish lots of pubs and clubs, the most on-trend haunts, trendy restaurants, pubs and bars that host DJ sets in the evenings, attracting all kinds of clientele. The Columns of San Lorenzo are one of the most popular go-to places for aperitifs, here found in various solutions, suitable for all budgets and with the ever abundant buffets, as per Milanese tradition.

Lots of people choose to spend their evenings here, sipping long drinks in the streets, in the open air, going in and out of different venues. The real centre of attraction is the piazza and its open spaces, perfect for meeting up, get to know people, friendship and more. This is where it's all happening.

Especially in the summer, there are also lots of events and entertainment, making this lovely corner of Milan even livelier, with shows, music, readings and dancing.

Take me here: Columns of San Lorenzo

Places

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
10 mt

San Lorenzo Basilica

Majestic, it is preceded by 16 Roman columns, with Corinthian capitals, which delimit one side of the late-antique portico
  • Religious Tourism
San Lorenzo Basilica
80 mt

Museo Diocesano of Milan

Is located in the setting of the cloisters of Sant'Eustorgio, integral part of one of the most antique monumental complexes of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Museo Diocesano, Museums of Milan
413 mt

Church of Sant'Eustorgio

Founded in the fourth century, the basilica was enriched with valuable Renaissance additions and the famous Portinari chapel was built
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Sant'Eustorgio
480 mt

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, a monumental landmark
619 mt

Naviglio Pavese

The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_Pavese
661 mt

Darsena di Milano

As well as being the city’s port, in the past the Darsena was also a highly important water junction.
  • Navigli
Darsena
661 mt

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
692 mt

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District
718 mt

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
724 mt

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
793 mt

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
827 mt

Museo del Novecento

A permanent collection of XXth century artwork inside Palazzo Arengario only a few steps away from the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Novecento
917 mt

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
928 mt

Royal Palace

Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the link between the city’s illustrious past and its innovative present.
  • Art & Culture
Royal Palace
968 mt

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
1 km

Duomo Museum

With 26 rooms, the Museum covers an area of 2000 square meters including sculptures, paintings, tapestries, terracottas
  • Art & Culture
Duomo Museum, outstanding museums
1.01 km

Leonardo’s Vineyard

Leonardo's Vineyard is located in Milan, in front of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church; it was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro
  • Art & Culture
Vigna di Leonardo, Musei Milano
1.06 km

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
1.08 km

Milan, the Culture of flavours

  • Food & Wine
Pigeon skewer according to Enrico Bartolini
1.09 km

Activities

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
103 mt

Highlights of Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Highlights of Milan bike tour
245 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide
474 mt

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
620 mt

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour
626 mt

On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses

  • Art & Culture
On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses
670 mt

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a tour to the masterpieces of Art

  • Art & Culture
The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,  a tour to the masterpieces of Art
694 mt

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
727 mt

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

  • Art & Culture
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel
836 mt

Modern Milan tour by rickshaw

  • Art & Culture
Modern Milan tour by rickshaw
839 mt

Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan
839 mt

Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide
896 mt

Milan Open Tour hop-on hop-off bus 1-day ticket

  • Art & Culture
Milan Open Tour hop-on hop-off bus 1-day ticket
898 mt

Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan
904 mt

Milan gourmet food tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan gourmet food tour
918 mt

Duomo Cathedral guided tour for small groups

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral guided tour for small groups
919 mt

Skip the line tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Skip the line tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
943 mt

Discover Milan on a guided tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Discover Milan on a guided tour with a local
950 mt

Milan Instagram photo experience with a private local

  • Lifestyle
Milan Instagram photo experience with a private local
952 mt

Guided tour to Milan's photogenic places with a local

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour to Milan's photogenic places with a local
952 mt

Where to sleep

TEMPORARY HOME

Milano
TEMPORARY HOME
224 mt

CORRENTI 26 SUB 717

Milano
CORRENTI 26 SUB 717
236 mt

APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO

Milano
APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO
241 mt

ICS HOUSE SAN VINCENZO 1 SUB 52

Milano
ICS HOUSE SAN VINCENZO 1 SUB 52
285 mt

ITALIANWAY CICCO SIMONETTA 5

Milano
ITALIANWAY CICCO SIMONETTA 5
365 mt

ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_DEL DON 8_ S.R.L._SUB 714

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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_DEL DON 8_ S.R.L._SUB 714
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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB 720

Milano
ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB 720
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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB710

Milano
ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB710
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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB 711

Milano
ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON 8_SUB 711
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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON8_SUB_712

Milano
ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_VIA DEL DON8_SUB_712
367 mt

VICO MILANO CORSO GENOVA N. 11 SUB 710

Milano
VICO MILANO CORSO GENOVA N. 11 SUB 710
393 mt

SAN VINCENZO 14

Milano
SAN VINCENZO 14
410 mt

LE TEXTURE SANTA MARTA

Milano
LE TEXTURE SANTA MARTA
432 mt

MILAN RETREATS PIATTI 730

Milano
MILAN RETREATS PIATTI 730
433 mt

MILAN RETREATS PIATTI SUB 36

Milano
MILAN RETREATS PIATTI SUB 36
433 mt

DEIPIATTI3

Milano
DEIPIATTI3
435 mt

SERENDIPITY APARTMENTS DUOMO

Milano
SERENDIPITY APARTMENTS DUOMO
439 mt

TORINO 48 SUB 702

Milano
TORINO 48 SUB 702
443 mt

SANT'ALESSANDRO SUB 102

Milano
SANT'ALESSANDRO SUB 102
505 mt

CASA IDEALE CORSO ITALIA 28

Milano
CASA IDEALE CORSO ITALIA 28
522 mt