San Lorenzo Columns

Archaeological Site

in Navigli & Zona Tortona

San Lorenzo Columns seen from below.

©Stephanie Ong/Lonely Planet

The freestanding row of 16 Corinthian columns from Milan’s Mediolanum heyday were salvaged from a crumbling Roman residence and lined up here to form the portico of the new church. Their pagan spirit lingers: welcome to what is the site of many an evening’s beery indulgence.