You know how it is, France has its terrasses and Italy has its piazze, in other words places where time seems to fly by faster even though you’re not doing anything.
Yet make no mistake, there is a lot happening there. People-watching, gelato-eating, sunbathing, reading…you name it! Of course in Milan, like in the rest of Italy, you simply don’t do that in some nondescript setting. Surely the good-looking crowd, the Grom ice creams and the Milanese sun help making the spot a good one, but what about the gigantic colonnade from the 4th century? Nobody seems to mind it, but don’t let them fool you, they probably wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for it.
The Colonne di San Lorenzo are actually some of Milan’s most famous Roman ruins. I bet you thought there was none there, didn’t you? (I did)
While you’re there you might as well pick a gelato from Grom, on Corso di Porta Ticinese 51. That’s the rule here, always search for an excuse to buy ice cream! You’ll agree that 1500 years-old columns that manage to look that good are a pretty good reason to celebrate.
I love columns, maybe you do too?