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Colonne di San Lorenzo

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Navigli
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Address: Corso Di Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy
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Rather impressive

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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Geneva
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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Doha, Qatar
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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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Atlanta
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Reviewed 17 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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Reviewed 12 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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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Something to use as point of information for the Navigli and Duomo. It didn't seem that safe in the evening as I passed the way to go and return for my walk to go from the Navigli to Duomo. Some random people hanging around, probably pushers or not to be there for the laugh. The architectural part is impressive but... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

These antique pieces in my opinion nothing so interesting but the area is lovely and since you are there it is of course nice to take a look at them

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

You can walk all the way there from cathedral to the canal and this is right on the way . History and modern worl is blend together . Catches the light and sun beautifully

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Navigli
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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