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Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the happening place in Lecce. Roman theater and lots of ristoranti abound. And the passagiata happens here every night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caraddad
Reviewed August 31, 2018

A great three day festival over the 24-26 August, brought the city alive!!! Bands, parades, lights and a real festival atmosphere

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug004
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Lovely little square which really comes to life at night! Good place to start from when exploring Lecce

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire B
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The column of Saint Oronzo was closed for maintanenance works. The squuare has the Roman Amptiteatro, remnants of destroyed Sedile with tourist office, a palace in fascisto style, two charces and many cafes and gelateris.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank libius2018
Reviewed June 29, 2018

There is a tall column with a statue of the protecting Saint Oronzo on top. In 1656, when the plague was killing over a million people in southern Italy, Otranto and Lecce were miraculously spared. In 1658 Bishop Oronzo officially replaced Saint Irene as Lecce’s...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

There are some nice shops in the vicinity- it's a huge square more or less in the center of the old town with many streets radiating off the square.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

A Roman amphitheater, a MacDonalds in a quasi-Fascist-style building, a beautiful small church, and business offices flank this central are through which tourists and residents alike pass every day.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Panajody
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We had 5 days in Lecce and our B and B overlooked the Piazza Orono. Totally fascinating, both during the day and in the evenings. Always a buzz about the place, lots of nice bars and cafes, (and a MacDonalds - not quite so expected!)...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank seljangolf
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This square was quite close to our hotel so we walked through it when we wanted to get almost anywhere. There are shops and restaurants, the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater, and a column erected in honor of St. Oronzo, the patron saint of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The first thing you think when you enter in this square is the sense of calm and slowness typical of Salento. A wide square surrounded by monuments of different epochs: baroque, early decades of the 20th century and, obviously, the Roman amphitheater. In the center...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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