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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...More
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...More
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.
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...More
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.
Besides being a wonderful point of entry into the beautiful old town, (Centro Storico) of Lecce, it's what lies beyond this door that really fuels the imagination.
Lecce old town is a truly beautiful, Baroque treasure house.
Wander it's narrow medieval streets and discover it's...More