Colonne di San Lorenzo, Milan

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The best-known ruin in Milan, Colonne di San Lorenzo is a Roman structure consisting of a square and two surrounding rows of columns. The columns, dating from the second century, were originally part of a bathhouse or temple, but were moved to their current location in the fourth century. When you are finished investigating the ruins, check out the surrounding shops and churches. There are also nearby bars for nighttime fun. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Colonne di San Lorenzo by using our Milan online journey planner .
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  • How many times was in Milan, never seen these colon, and it turns out-the Imperial relic. The historical value of the people of Milan. A square building with 16 marble columns. Their height is 7 lbs. Located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. It is believed that they are part of the building which was built in 2-3 century. If you visit, there is a small street with restaurants (very tasty) and the channel number is, in which very little happens that tourists is very important. Milan General tourists scarce in August, since most businesses go on "vacation" and the Italians could hardly see you all on the road. So you can see a lot of closed shops and restaurants Visited August 2017.
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  • ... this place is impressive and great to see if it passes. Extra then make a detour, but we wouldn't.
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  • The area is interesting because of these columns, but it is probably the Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore makes it even more worthwhile. The columns are right in front of the church and in themselves do ...  more »
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  • While you are walking in the centre of Milan you arrive at this empty space that was filled by a big church. The columns are the only memory of that church. The atmosphere can be magic. The area is also full of typical restaurants where you can take your lunch or dinner and take a moment to review this beautiful city.
  • I really enjoyed this site, except for the gigantic TV across from it and the pushy peddlers ( hence the 4 stars) Hard to get good pictures. Visited at night. Lots of people and Bars. Great place to stand/sit and have a drink. However, like every other site of interest, be wary of people trying to sell you things...they are very pushy and get angry when you say no. Down the street is an awesome Gelato and Crepe place with a long line. Sadly I was too full to try.
  • An underrated area of milan. If you are looking to buy some clothes worthy of the "fashion capital" of Italy, you must lose yourself among the streets that surround the colonne.
  • If you are in milan i would suggest you to pass by this place at night, cool atmosphere and cosy to hangout with friends.
  • Very nice columns, very historical and artistic. It's a shame that I saw stupid unhistorical things at the background of this great work of art.

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