• 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

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

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

Events

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
687 mt

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
995 mt

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
1.36 km

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
1.36 km

Canova. I volti ideali

Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Via Palestro, 16, Milano
25/10/2019 - 15/03/2020
  • Art & Culture
Canova. I volti ideali
2.18 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
12/05/2019 - 22/12/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Logo Leonardo
3.39 km

Leonardo’s Horse

Ippodromo di San Siro SNAI, Milano
01/05/2019 - 30/11/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Cavallo di Leonardo
4.86 km

Villa Arconati - Public Opening

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
24/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Villa Arconati - Public Opening
12.93 km

Nobili e Servi - Una storia lombarda 27/10

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
24/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Nobili e Servi - Una storia lombarda 27/10
12.93 km

Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta, Castellazzo di Bollate (MI)
01/12/2019 - 15/12/2019
  • Art & Culture
Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far
12.93 km

Activities

Private Navigli evening tour with drinks

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

Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio

  • Art & Culture
Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio
24 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

Wine Tasting Experience in Milan city centre

  • Food & Wine
Wine Tasting Experience in Milan city centre
110 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

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

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

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

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
809 mt

Best of Milan tour: highlights and hidden gems with a local

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan tour: highlights and hidden gems with a local
817 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

Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour
843 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

Milan guided walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan guided walking tour
882 mt

Duomo of Milan guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Milan guided tour
898 mt

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour
898 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

Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan

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

Where to sleep

BE APARTMENTS SAN LORENZO

Milano
BE APARTMENTS SAN LORENZO
21 mt

MY BED

Milano
MY BED
45 mt

LE COLONNE

Milano
LE COLONNE
45 mt

HEART MILAN APARTMENTS DUOMO COLONNE

Milano
HEART MILAN APARTMENTS DUOMO COLONNE
92 mt

PIOPPETTE APARTMENT

Milano
PIOPPETTE APARTMENT
92 mt

CASA PORTA TICINESE

Milano
CASA PORTA TICINESE
101 mt

CARROBBIO

Milano
CARROBBIO
108 mt

ITALIANWAY DE AMICIS 7

Milano
ITALIANWAY DE AMICIS 7
109 mt

KEYS OF ITALY DE AMICIS 7

Milano
KEYS OF ITALY DE AMICIS 7
109 mt

BICE

Milano
BICE
112 mt

ALESSIA'S FLAT COLONNE DI SAN LORENZO

Milano
ALESSIA'S FLAT COLONNE DI SAN LORENZO
123 mt

SUITE TICINESE

Milano
SUITE TICINESE
124 mt

COLONNE

Milano
COLONNE
124 mt

APPARTAMENTO TICINESE

Milano
APPARTAMENTO TICINESE
134 mt

QUEEN OF MILAN

Milano
QUEEN OF MILAN
154 mt

MILAN SUITE APARTMENT

Milano
MILAN SUITE APARTMENT
154 mt

CONTEMPORA APARTMENTS - TICINESE

Milano
CONTEMPORA APARTMENTS - TICINESE
188 mt

REGINA

Milano
REGINA
192 mt

RENTOPOLIS VETRA 21 - COLONNE SAN LORENZO

Milano
RENTOPOLIS VETRA 21 - COLONNE SAN LORENZO
197 mt

INNPERFECT APT

Milano
INNPERFECT APT
207 mt