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Colonne di San Lorenzo, Milan

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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. Use our Milan trip builder to add Colonne di San Lorenzo and other attractions to your Milan vacation plans.
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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 »
  • In the summer heat, I could have skipped the trek to these columns. I wasn't too impressed, maybe because I've seen better preserved ruins and columns. There's not much around the area other than shop...  more »
  • It is of ancient Roman stands before at the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore square! You must have a presence. When for the first time I saw my 見張rimashita eyes!
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  • pretty much casual area to hang out with friends. Posh and fashion dramas must step out as they might feel themselves out of the context. if you're up for a cheap beer or cocktail, and you're fine with drinking on the street (even sit on the ground) it's definitely worth. pretty busy during the week end and definitely kinda packed on the sunny season
  • These roman columns lie in a vibrant and dynamic part of Milan, where past buildings meet the future generation. The church is worth visiting, as are the roman constructions, but you'll be disappointed to see this marvel surrounded by dilapidated buildings and pieces of paper strewn across the floor. More should be done by the city council to clean things up.
  • Not much to see except the 16 Roman columns and the reSt of some walls. It's a nice place though to hang out with friends in front of the big church. Many restaurants are close by.
  • Really nice place to hook up with friends but first of all look at marvellous light in the afternoon and at night, surrounded with corinthian columns and beautiful architecture.
  • Great place to go , seat outside and drink a beer. Sourranded by nice alternative shops, restaurant and bars is one of the best go out places in Milan. Don't forget to visit the beautiful paleochristian church , San Lorenzo.

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