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Colonna di Sant'Oronzo

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce, Italy
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A colonna (ancient kionas), that was used in the past to mark the end of the Appian Way

The Sant' Oronzo (Saint Horace) Colonna (pillar), is one of the monuments of Lecce Historical Center and it stands in a large plaza )Piazza Sant'Oronzo), in the center of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kostas O
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sant' Oronzo (Saint Horace) Colonna (pillar), is one of the monuments of Lecce Historical Center and it stands in a large plaza )Piazza Sant'Oronzo), in the center of Lecce, It has a height of 29 meters, it was stood at the city of Brindisi, before it was given as a gift to the city of Lecce. On it's top... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to the ancient Roman ruins, in the middle of the old town. Nothing special about it. You see it even if you do not intebd to do so.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colonna di Sant'Oronzo stands 29 metres high and is topped with a statue of St Oronzo. The column, called Colonna Romana, is from 2nd century AD and one of two which marked the end of the Appian Way in Brindisi. The column toppled in 1528 and lay in ruin for over 100 years. When the plague hit Lecce in 1656,... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Sant'Oronzo is the patron of Lecce commemorated on the column located on the main square of the city. The column was given to the city of Lecce by the city of Brindisi where people acknowledged that he cured the plague.

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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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