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Porta Napoli – Lecce
This gate was built by Charles V and is also known as Arco di Trionfo or Triumphal Arch.
We noticed it when we were passing to visit Oltranto and decided to find it again the next day. This is near the...More
I discovered Porta Napoli because I had looked up a car park nearby, a somewhat ignominious way to discover a significant historic structure at the entrance to the city on the road from Naples. It deserves better.
I noted the address as Piazzetta Arco di...More
Of thevtwo, i much prefered this gate, maybe because of its larger size, but also because it looked more decorative than the other two gates.again, nice colour in the sun and photogenic. Worth the walk to get there.
Excellent gateway to the city and lovely to see this, great decorative coat of arms and well. Lovely to just wander through, cars pass through over to the right hand side but really quite a large structure apparently built in 1548!
A beautiful entrance to the city, it was erected as a monument to Charles V who protected and increased the defences of Lecce.
We took a 'Little Train Tour' with an audio guide which takes in all the sights of the city and gives you...More