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Colonne di San Lorenzo

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Address: Corso Di Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy
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Roman history

Milan is not known for having many Roman ruins but these columns are some that still remain in the city. They are on the street in the Corso di Porta Ticinese in front of the... read more

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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Milan is not known for having many Roman ruins but these columns are some that still remain in the city. They are on the street in the Corso di Porta Ticinese in front of the Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. They are worth seeing as is the Basilica they sit near.

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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

16 corinthian columns are the ruins of Roman era. Now it's the square where young Italians enjoy their free time. You have to look at this place if you love ancient history.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite impressive roman columns housed close to the church place where lot of young people meet during day/night. Hectic place during working hours offers some good places to sit and eat.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All of a sudden, in the middle of the city these Roman columns... it is definitely worth seeing! If you like ancient ruins like me...

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't get the chance to see them during the day due to my very busy schedule so i walked to see them at night from the Duomo and i did like them a lot. They were lit and the place was quiet and you can sit on a bench and stare at them for hours.

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Milano, Italia
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

ancient locatoin down town Milan where you can meet tons of young people. Historical place where you can seat and drink. Street music and entertainment during evening/night. you can find everything, as usual where youth are.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

You cannot find so much of the antiquity in Milan, but this is the best preserved thing from the Roman times. It is not something that makes you stare, but it is worth seeing. It is situated near San Lorenzo church in lovely area,

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The square facing the basilica features the so-called Colonne di San Lorenzo (Columns of St. Lawrence). When my husband and I decided to visit the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore, we did not expect to see this interesting ruins. The Colonne di San Lorenzo dates from the 3rd century AD and according to some historians, probably belonging to the large... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The oldest church in Milan, and an absolute must see. I'm thankful we were able to go when the lights turned on illuminating the church. This made it even more spectacular.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

These ruins date from about the 4th century and consist of 16 Corinthian columns that are thought to have been previously part of a pagan temple or bath house. Without seeing the building context in which they were constructed they are only mildly interesting. The columns form part of the piazza in front of the Basilica San Lorenzo and you... More 

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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