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Attractive Gateway

This gateway into Lecce is rather attractive. The colour of the stone is lovely in the sun. The... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Nastame
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Impressive city gate

Dating back to the beginnning of 18th century, Porta Rudiae is one of three city gates of old... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
KrisD_pl
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Warsaw, Poland
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21 Sep 2018
“Attractive Gateway”
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Via Adua, incrocio Via G. Libertini, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 21 September 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.

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 2 June 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.

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Reviewed 8 January 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

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Reviewed 3 August 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.

Thank fredyair
Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank VistaGina
Reviewed 9 June 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

Thank Naiwoldis
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Oldest among the three still standing city gates. It is the most conveniently closed to the baroque sights in Lecce and plenty of bars/eateries in the streets around.

Thank beppo81
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Renting an apartment for a month in Lecce, this city gate was one of the landmarks that helped us navigate the city. It is on the main street through the city so we were in and out of this gate many times during our visit....More

Thank Art H
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The "Porta" itself is lovely but the more modern area outside the gate is not particularly good for shopping etc and the older area inside the gate is not one of the most attractive areas of the town, but by the time you have spent...More

Thank David M
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