• 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

Wine tasting experience in Milan city centre

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting experience in Milan city centre
110 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

Tour of the cloisters and courtyards of Milan

  • Art & Culture
Tour of the cloisters and courtyards of Milan
613 mt

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
620 mt

Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture
620 mt

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

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

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

  • Leonardo
Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour
693 mt

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
727 mt

Milan tour by historical tram

  • Art & Culture
Milan tour by historical tram
808 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

Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna full-day trip from Milan

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna full-day trip from Milan
884 mt

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided tour
898 mt

Duomo of Milan guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Milan guided tour
898 mt

Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide
899 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

Where to sleep

ICS HOUSE SRL APT. SX SUB. 704

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

CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789

Milano
CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789
108 mt

BICE

Milano
BICE
112 mt

ICS HOUSE ARENA 1 - SUB.707

Milano
ICS HOUSE ARENA 1 - SUB.707
116 mt

APPARTAMENTO TICINESE

Milano
APPARTAMENTO TICINESE
134 mt

ICS HOUSE MOLINO DELLE ARMI 45 - SUB.20

Milano
ICS HOUSE MOLINO DELLE ARMI 45 - SUB.20
136 mt

REGINA

Milano
REGINA
192 mt

ISOLA SRL_VIA TORCHIO 4_SUB 793

Milano
ISOLA SRL_VIA TORCHIO 4_SUB 793
211 mt

TEMPORARY HOME

Milano
TEMPORARY HOME
224 mt

MAVI

Milano
MAVI
236 mt

APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO

Milano
APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO
241 mt

MILAN MAISON

Milano
MILAN MAISON
259 mt

ICS HOUSE SAN VINCENZO 1 SUB 52

Milano
ICS HOUSE SAN VINCENZO 1 SUB 52
285 mt

SAN VINCENZO

Milano
SAN VINCENZO
285 mt

VITTORIA SUITE MILANO

Milano
VITTORIA SUITE MILANO
285 mt

CAV VIA DEL TORCHIO 14 SUB 706

Milano
CAV VIA DEL TORCHIO 14 SUB 706
296 mt

CONTEMPORA SRL_VIA LANZONE 5_ SUB 61

Milano
CONTEMPORA SRL_VIA LANZONE 5_ SUB 61
306 mt

TORINO 66 SUB 812

Milano
TORINO 66 SUB 812
306 mt

EASYLIFE SAN SISTO SUB 777

Milano
EASYLIFE  SAN SISTO SUB 777
318 mt

VITTORIA

Milano
VITTORIA
334 mt