The devil’s column is a Roman column outside St Ambrogio’s basilica in Milan. The column has two holes, which, according to the legend, were the result of the devil’s horns being stuck into the column. The legend tells that one morning St Ambrogio was walking in the garden when he met the devil who had been trying repeatedly to tempt the saint to give up his position as Archbishop of Milan. The devil approached the saint to tempt him again and the saint kicked him violently sending him against the column. The devil’s horns got stuck into the column and the devil couldn’ t get free for a whole night. The following morning, the devil dematerialized and disappeared through one of the two holes opening a gate to hell.