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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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Great piazza, column, focal point for tourist efforts

This column stands in the main tourist square of Lecce- for good and for ill. The day we were there had a market set up with local products which was fun to browse. Watch out for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This column stands in the main tourist square of Lecce- for good and for ill. The day we were there had a market set up with local products which was fun to browse. Watch out for pickpockets.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

A very open piazza this old amphitheater,i love the yellowish stone colours. At night the lights are on and look like old gas lights. Beautiful. Lots of eateries around- and small stores.

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Izola, Slovenia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

At the center of the square in the center of Lecce, the column dominates the landscape of the city. Under the column is the olive tree that provides shade to passersby. Interesting to visit.

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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Its an ancient column. Kids build columns out of playdoh. Think of what will be dug up after we collapse. Not a column, but the SPACE NEEDLE, not a chariot, but a FIAT PUNTO with a/c.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The column is in a pleasant square in the middle of old Lecce. There are lots of high class shops, places to eat etc. and the Roman Amphitheatre qv.

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sanctuary cove
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Saint Oronzo blesses aloft from his enormously high and ornamental pilaster. His expression is beatific and his gesture is warm (I have a very good zoom). He oversees a lovely piazza where you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere, and see the Roman teatro as well.

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ibrag
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

It is in the square,very nice place.there are lot of shops near ,and very good restaurants.it is in the oldest part of the city of Lecce.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

after some problem to book a table because of my bad Italian pronunciation (Sant'Oronzo spoken fast seems a very popular insult in Italy as I was told...) we finally get the chance to have a great food experience ! very good wine list, lot of choice "à la carte"

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

The St Orontius story is all over the area, as are his statues. Supposedly Brindisi presented this one to Lecce, in the believe that Lecce's patron saint had ended the 17th century plague in that town, but I believe that the enormous statue in Ostuni is pretty nearly identical, and too high to see very well anyway.

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Dufftown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Made out of wood and covered with copper it looks just like 100% bronze. Standing so high it overlooks the whole of Lecce. Ideal when you walk down the small roads and alleyways!

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Address: Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce

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