Porta Rudiae

Porta Rudiae, Lecce: Address, Porta Rudiae Reviews: 4.5/5

Porta Rudiae
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The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia
Puglia, Italy586 contributions
The oldest of Lecce’s city gates
Feb 2020
Build in 1703 and the oldest of Lecce’s three gates to the historic centre. Porta Rudiae takes its name from the ancient city of Rudiae, birthplace of Sant’Oronzo - the patron Saint of Lecce who adorns the gate as well as the Roman column in the old town’s main piazza - which the gate faced.

It’s the entrance we find ourself using the most often because we always find a parking space on this side of the old town without too much trouble!
Written March 2, 2020
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apsturm2018
Sao Paulo, SP75 contributions
Well preserved site
Jun 2019 • Business
It is one of the doors of the old town. Well preserved and beautifull example of the arquiteture. Also important for the historical meaning.
Written July 23, 2019
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland545 contributions
Nice entrance to the old city
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a nice surprise, looking for the city centre, to see such imposing "door", and everything laying on the other side. A good start for a wonderful visit.
Written June 16, 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,520 contributions
THE OLDEST GATE
Mar 2019 • Couples
One of 3 entry gates into the Centro Storico area of Lecce, it is the oldest and faced the ancient destroyed city of Rudiae. Atop the gate is a statue of the patron saint of Lecce, Sant’Oronzo, flanked by statues of Irene and Dominic. The gate is ornate on the side facing out of town, but rather plain stone blocks from the interior.
Written April 27, 2019
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Rasputin21
Melbourne, Australia2,194 contributions
Well preserved gateway
Oct 2018 • Couples
Porta Rudiae is a well preserved gateway leading into the centro storico. It is the oldest gateway of Lecce. The original gate collapsed and was rebuilt by Prospero Lubelli in 1703. It consists of a single arch with double columns. A frieze contains the busts of the mythical founders of the city Euippa, Malennio, Dauno and Idomeneo. On the top are the statues of St Irene, St Orontius and Saint Dominic.
Written November 1, 2018
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Nastame
Harrogate, UK1,640 contributions
Attractive Gateway
Sep 2018 • Couples
This gateway into Lecce is rather attractive. The colour of the stone is lovely in the sun. The carving is good, although some are quite worn. Nonetheless seen alongside the adjoining remains of the walls it looks good.
Written September 21, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,100 contributions
One Of A Number Of Town Entrances
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is another impressive entrance to the town and this one is claimed to be the oldest. In its facade it has a statue of St Oronzo which is inteneded to belss those who enter the city.
Written June 2, 2017
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland6,898 contributions
Impressive city gate
Oct 2016 • Couples
Dating back to the beginnning of 18th century, Porta Rudiae is one of three city gates of old Lecce. Took its name after the ancient city of Rudiae and was built on the ruins of the older gate which callapsed. Sant'Oronzo - the city patron - tops the gate.
Written January 8, 2017
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fredyair
San Diego, CA165 contributions
Our entrance to the old town.
May 2016 • Couples
Great place to start your visit to the old town, there's free street parking on the surrounding streets which is rare in Italy.
Written August 3, 2016
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VistaGina
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico182 contributions
Oldest portal to the historical center of Lecce.
May 2016 • Solo
Walk through these gates and stroll among the crowds past churches, street vendors, cafes, pizzerias, snack bars, restaurants, shops. Mincle with the crowds, stop to enjoy an icecream or a snack. A sense of history as you walk in the present.
Written July 12, 2016
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