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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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Nice statue in the square

Very nice column which is very venerated by the people of this region. In this region there are some similar columns in other cities. This is probably the more attractive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very nice column which is very venerated by the people of this region. In this region there are some similar columns in other cities. This is probably the more attractive and representative.

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Naples, Italy
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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