Behind the cathedral and to its left there is Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, flanked entirely by modern porticoes. This is one of the streets with the greatest number of stores and movie-houses in the city, and it is the second largest pedestrian precinct in downtown Milan.
Along this street, at the height of no. 13, there is an ancient Roman statue that was once dear to the Milanese, but is today somewhat neglected. Ahead, to the left, there is the 19th century church of San Carlo.