Porta Rudiae
Porta Rudiae
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The Puglia Guys
Puglia, Italy724 contributions
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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Hellen O
27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Brilliant entrance to old town with a small cafe. Old town here is extremely beautiful. Just outside this gate was ‘bar rudiae’ which was handy and cheap. The waiter was super helpful! Provided really cold local white wine and put up with our poor Italian attempts (which are getting marginally better!!)
Written August 6, 2022
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,784 contributions
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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RubaSkala
Canberra, Australia204 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
We made a special effort to visit Lecce as we had heard so much about its beauty and Counter Reformation history. Unfortunately the city appears not to know that it could be a No 1 attraction. There is little or no effort made for tourists who don't speak Italian and the graffiti on many of the old buildings is really disturbing ... Watch out City of Lecce you are fast losing your major assets ... If you have been to Noto (Sicily) don't bother with Lecce ..
Written February 13, 2014
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,359 contributions
Jul 2022
The gates are spread all over Lecce. It is always a surprise to walk around and found one. They were part of the old city when it was surrounded by walls.
Written February 17, 2023
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apsturm2018
Sao Paulo, SP99 contributions
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, Switzerland547 contributions
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, CA9,961 contributions
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
Ashburton, Australia2,195 contributions
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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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,848 contributions
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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