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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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This particular column is more imposing than most, usually a sign that the memorial is of importance. Saint Oronzo, the martyred patron saint of Lecce, whose intercession was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This particular column is more imposing than most, usually a sign that the memorial is of importance. Saint Oronzo, the martyred patron saint of Lecce, whose intercession was credited in alleviating the suffering of the town during the plague. That could merit gratitude I'm thinking.

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Rohnert Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Inside is the Tourist Information office with English speaking guides.Get your maps, events calendars, walking and dother tours of the area... Fabio is great.Beside it is the Roman Amphitheater. Overlooks Piazza Sant'Oronzo which is mobbed by babies in strollers, old couples, groups of school kids, and of course tourists. Abuzz with activities at passeggiatta time, around 7pm.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Architectually splendid and a great focal point in this beautiful square. Also a great meeting point.

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Hawera
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

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

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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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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