Colonne di San Lorenzo
Le colonne di San Lorenzo sono un'antica costruzione di epoca medioevale di Milano, costruite con materiali di epoca romana e situate di fronte alla basilica omonima in prossimità della porta Ticinese medievale. Esse rappresentano uno dei rari reperti superstiti della Milano imperiale.
The Colonne di San Lorenzo or Columns of San Lorenzo is a group of ancient Roman ruins, located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo. In the evening is an hangout, and you can find a lot of pubs an restaurants.
Apart from the emblematic columns, church and architecture , this place is surrounded by design stores and restaurants .
Colonne di San Lorenzo, which are among the best preserved Roman ruins in Milan. The plaza where the Colonne di San Lorenzo are located is also one of the key places of the so-called "Milanese movida", i.e., night-life.
Our area is full of aperitif, happy hours, pubs, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, pastry shops. One of the movida area in Milano
“The Duomo of Milan tells a story of faith and art spanning over six centuries. Construction work on the Duomo of Milan probably began in 1386. Work for the construction of Milan cathedral began in 1386 when the style of Gothic cathedrals had reached its peak. It was decided that the new church should be built in the area of the ancient basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla, the remains of which, together with those of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti, are still visible in the Archaeological Area. For this purpose, in October 1387 the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo was founded at the instigation of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Lord of Milan, with the aim of continuing with the design and construction of the church. Gian Galeazzo’s decision to use Candoglia marble instead of the traditional Lombard brick was accompanied by a real revolution in style through the choice of Gothic, which forced the Fabbrica to look for engineers, architects, sculptors and stone-cutters from all around Europe. The construction site became a lively space for the exchange of the most diverse ideas, experiences and skills from workers coming from all over the continent, which made the Duomo a crossroads of peoples and cultures and the most European among Gothic cathedrals...”
“A perfectly preserved middle age castle keeps inside the history of the town during the government hold by the famous families Sforza and Visconti. Many collections inside, old music instruments, paints , statues etc.”
“All kinds of shops, unbearably full of people in the weekends and around Xmas, but hey if you like shopping this is the place, with all prices, from cheap to expensive.”
“in 13 minutes walk you reach the green park, situated around two important churches, Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio. It has also a playground area for little ones. ”