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St. Oronzo, patron saint of Lecce

Maybe I should say the current patron saint of Lecce since they had a prior one, St. Irene, who... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Mmarymomm
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Pleasanton, California
Symbol of the city

The column is the symbol of the city. It has been manufactured using the pieces of an old roman... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
paolovbossi
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very disappointed to see it is completely covered for cleaning now. No idea for how long so can't say when it will be viewable.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited Piazza Sant'Oronzo we looked for the column but could not see it. Suddenly we realised that the plastic wrapped long cube was covering the colonna. It is likely to be under wraps for a while.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed October 5, 2018

As of October the entire structure was covered with a picture of what is hidden underneath. You can see it’s twin Roman column minus the saint in Brindisi (marking the end of the Appian Way) where this one originated.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Orontius was the first Bishop of Lecce and is revered by the Church as a Holy Martyr and patron of the city. We see a column with his image on the main square of the city, Piazza Sant'Oronzo. The sculptural composition was created by Giuseppe...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Now the object closed on maintenance works. The column is a gift of Brindisi to Lecce ans was stayed in fi\nal point of Appian road where the other one is stayed yet.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Maybe I should say the current patron saint of Lecce since they had a prior one, St. Irene, who lost her patronage when it was recorded that Bishop Oronzo, later St. Oronzo, of Lecce had saved the city from the plague. He stands on his...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Sant'oronzo plays an important role in the history of Lecce and nearby Ostuni. He towers over the Piazza. Don't just pass him by. Give him the time he deserves. It's like ignoring Nelson's Column in London if you just walk past.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

The column is the symbol of the city. It has been manufactured using the pieces of an old roman column originally placed in Brindisi where the "Via Appia" ended. The column is now in the square of San Oronzo surrounded by buildings not really related...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank paolovbossi
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This was built in 1592 at the request of the then mayor who must have liked tall spires because he did a good job and it is still standing. It sits adjacent to the Roman Amphitheatre and both are worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Sant' Oronzo (Saint Horace) Colonna (pillar), is one of the monuments of Lecce Historical Center and it stands in a large plaza )Piazza Sant'Oronzo), in the center of Lecce, It has a height of 29 meters, it was stood at the city of Brindisi,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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