• 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

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

Porta romana

It was the Imperial gate and is the main gateway to Milan. From it started the road to the Ancient Rome
  • Art & Culture
Porta Romana
882 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

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
958 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
973 mt

Vigna di Leonardo

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, museums in Milan
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

Carcano Theater

Historic Milanese theater, it is still one of the largest halls in the city hosting prose, dance and music shows.
  • Art & Culture
Carcano Theater
1.13 km

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
1.14 km

Events

Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Ingresso Piazza della Scala Milano
01/03/2013 - 31/12/2018
  • Art & Culture
Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo
1.16 km

Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesù, 5, Milano
19/01/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence
1.66 km

Activities

Private Navigli evening tour with drinks

  • Art & Culture
Private Navigli evening tour with drinks
12 mt

Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting

  • Food & Wine
Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting
88 mt

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
103 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour
474 mt

Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk

  • Art & Culture
Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk
649 mt

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour
693 mt

Milan navigli motorboat cruise with local guide

  • Active & Green
Milan navigli motorboat cruise with local guide
771 mt

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
809 mt

Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local
817 mt

Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting

  • Art & Culture
Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting
882 mt

Navigli guided tour with canal cruise

  • Art & Culture
Navigli guided tour with canal cruise
884 mt

Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets
899 mt

Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide

  • Art & Culture
Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide
906 mt

Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo
906 mt

Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of Twentieth Century tickets
919 mt

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci tickets

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

Classic tour of Milan city center

  • Art & Culture
Classic tour of Milan city center
957 mt

Tour of Milan, Duomo, Galleria, Scala Theatre and Brera District

  • Art & Culture
Tour of Milan, Duomo, Galleria, Scala Theatre and Brera District
957 mt

Best of Milan rickshaw experience

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan rickshaw experience
958 mt

Super saver tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces

  • Art & Culture
Super saver tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces
958 mt

Where to sleep

LE COLONNE

Milano
LE COLONNE
45 mt

MY BED

Milano
MY BED
45 mt

CASA VACANZA

Milano
CASA VACANZA
109 mt

ALESSIA CILIA

Milano
ALESSIA CILIA
126 mt

REGINA

Milano
REGINA
192 mt

INNPERFECT APT

Milano
INNPERFECT APT
207 mt

MILAN CITY FLAT 5

Milano
MILAN CITY FLAT 5
211 mt

ARISTON

Milano
ARISTON
218 mt

TEMPORARY HOME

Milano
TEMPORARY HOME
224 mt

NICE HOME MILANO

Milano
NICE HOME MILANO
232 mt

TICINESE APARTMENT

Milano
TICINESE APARTMENT
236 mt

VIA VETERE 9

Milano
VIA VETERE 9
238 mt

APPARTAMENTO MICHELANGELO

Milano
APPARTAMENTO MICHELANGELO
241 mt

CARROBBIO

Milano
CARROBBIO
263 mt

CORSO GENOVA 1

Milano
CORSO GENOVA 1
272 mt

OSTELLO BELLO

Milano
OSTELLO BELLO
280 mt

DOWNTOWN MILAN CITY CENTER APARTMENT

Milano
DOWNTOWN MILAN CITY CENTER APARTMENT
281 mt

ANCIENT APARTMENT IN MILAN HISTORICAL CENTRE - DUOMO

Milano
ANCIENT APARTMENT IN MILAN HISTORICAL CENTRE - DUOMO
282 mt

SILVIA PUGLISI

Milano
SILVIA PUGLISI
285 mt

VIA SONCINO 3

Milano
VIA SONCINO 3
285 mt