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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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Stunning architecture.

Very beautiful structure and piazza. The baroque architecture with its ornate carvings is breathtaking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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Hawera
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199 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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 road when in Rome....605 km away.

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Thank RocheMaree
Vancouver
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very beautiful structure and piazza. The baroque architecture with its ornate carvings is breathtaking.

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Thank Triplanner
Brussels
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650 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank John W
Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Thank jane s
ibrag
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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