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Well preserved site

It is one of the doors of the old town. Well preserved and beautifull example of the arquiteture... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2019
Sao Paulo, SP
Nice entrance to the old city

What a nice surprise, looking for the city centre, to see such imposing "door", and everything... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

It is one of the doors of the old town. Well preserved and beautifull example of the arquiteture. Also important for the historical meaning.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great place to start your visit to the old town, there's free street parking on the surrounding streets which is rare in Italy.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

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.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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