Colonna di Sant'Oronzo
Two Roman columns once marked the end of the Appian Way in Brindisi. When one of them crumbled in 1582 some of the pieces were rescued...
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
A notable baroque church with every niche a swirl of twisting columns and ornate statuary. The ceiling is classic Leccese papier-mâché.
This beautiful conversion of the Monastery of Santa Chiara houses the work of local artists and has a great view of a Roman amphitheatre...
Treat yourself to great coffee and pasticciotto (custard pie) at this iconic chandeliered cafe in Lecce's main square; it has a hard to...
Lecce's best ice-cream parlour also has an array of fabulous confectionery.
Piazza Sant'Oronzo · interesting places nearby
Roman Amphitheatre information
Below the ground level of the piazza is this restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, discovered in 1901 by construction workers. It was excavated in the 1930s to reveal a perfect horseshoe with seating for 15,000. It was closed and a little overgrown at last visit.