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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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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 3 weeks ago
paolovbossi
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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
Impressive Spire Lost In The Buildings Around

This was built in 1592 at the request of the then mayor who must have liked tall spires because he... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank paolovbossi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 14 February 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

Thank Kostas O
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Located next to the ancient Roman ruins, in the middle of the old town. Nothing special about it. You see it even if you do not intebd to do so.

Thank GezginIstanbul
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Colonna di Sant'Oronzo stands 29 metres high and is topped with a statue of St Oronzo. The column, called Colonna Romana, is from 2nd century AD and one of two which marked the end of the Appian Way in Brindisi. The column toppled in 1528...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Sant'Oronzo is the patron of Lecce commemorated on the column located on the main square of the city. The column was given to the city of Lecce by the city of Brindisi where people acknowledged that he cured the plague.

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This particular column is more imposing than most, usually a sign that the memorial is of importance. Saint Oronzo, the martyred patron saint of Lecce, whose intercession was credited in alleviating the suffering of the town during the plague. That could merit gratitude I'm thinking.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Inside is the Tourist Information office with English speaking guides.Get your maps, events calendars, walking and dother tours of the area... Fabio is great.Beside it is the Roman Amphitheater. Overlooks Piazza Sant'Oronzo which is mobbed by babies in strollers, old couples, groups of school kids,...More

Thank VistaGina
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Architectually splendid and a great focal point in this beautiful square. Also a great meeting point.

Thank Naiwoldis
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

.....to get back to the main square. St Oronzo on top has the best view in town. Love the fact that this is the twin column from the one in Brindisi that marks the end of the Appian Road. We stood on that ancient Roman...More

Thank RocheMaree
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