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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Lecce
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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Idaho Springs, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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79 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
114 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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