• 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

Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area

  • Art & Culture
Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area
3 mt

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
620 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

Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
705 mt

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

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

Guided tour of Classic Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Classic Milan
946 mt

Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia

  • Active & Green
Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia
959 mt

Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan
960 mt

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
965 mt

Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On

  • Art & Culture
Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On
966 mt

The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas

  • Art & Culture
The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas
1.17 km

The Rooftop of the Duomo

  • Art & Culture
The Rooftop of the Duomo
1.17 km

Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan
1.18 km

On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere

  • Art & Culture
On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere
1.19 km

The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo

  • Art & Culture
The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo
1.2 km

Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
1.2 km

The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
1.27 km

Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court

  • Art & Culture
Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court
1.28 km

Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion
1.6 km

Where to sleep

BE APARTMENTS SAN LORENZO

Milano
BE APARTMENTS SAN LORENZO
21 mt

369HOMES TICINESE24

Milano
369HOMES TICINESE24
45 mt

MY BED

Milano
MY BED
45 mt

LE COLONNE

Milano
LE COLONNE
45 mt

GLOBO 1

Milano
GLOBO 1
92 mt

HEART MILAN APARTMENTS DUOMO COLONNE

Milano
HEART MILAN APARTMENTS DUOMO COLONNE
92 mt

PIOPPETTE APARTMENT

Milano
PIOPPETTE APARTMENT
92 mt

ICS HOUSE SRL SUB. 703

Milano
ICS HOUSE SRL SUB. 703
100 mt

ICS HOUSE SRL APT. SX SUB. 704

Milano
ICS HOUSE SRL APT. SX SUB. 704
100 mt

CASA PORTA TICINESE

Milano
CASA PORTA TICINESE
101 mt

CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789

Milano
CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789
108 mt

CARROBBIO

Milano
CARROBBIO
108 mt

KEYS OF ITALY DE AMICIS 7

Milano
KEYS OF ITALY DE AMICIS 7
109 mt

BICE

Milano
BICE
112 mt

HEART MILAN APARTMENT DE AMICIS

Milano
HEART MILAN APARTMENT DE AMICIS
114 mt

ICS HOUSE ARENA 1 - SUB.707

Milano
ICS HOUSE ARENA 1 - SUB.707
116 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