Colonna di Sant'Oronzo
Below the ground level of the piazza is this restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, discovered in 1901 by construction workers. It was...
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
A notable baroque with every niche a swirl of twisting columns and ornate statuary.
Basilica di Santa Croce
It seems that hallucinating stonemasons have been at work on the basilica. Sheep, dodos, cherubs and beasties writhe across the facade,...
Treat yourself to great coffee and pasticciotto at this iconic chandeliered cafe in Lecce's main square: they have a sumptuous display...
Lecce's best ice-cream parlour also has an array of fabulous confectionery.
Piazza Sant'Oronzo · interesting places nearby
Colonna di Sant'Oronzo information
A statue of Lecce's patron saint perches precariously on a column in the piazza. The column, originally from Brindisi, marked the end of the Via Appia – the Roman road that stretched from Rome to Brindisi.