We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (134)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old town”(4 reviews)
“arch”(3 reviews)
“charles”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via Adua | Altezza Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Ways to Experience Porta Napoli
from US$142.30
More Info
from US$137.50
More Info
from US$125.60
More Info
from US$131.50
More Info
Reviews (258)
Filter reviews
29 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsold townarchcharlesarmstriumphportalerectedcarsstone
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived 50 meters from it and it was the first thing I saw when entering old town of Lecce and it is as beautiful and lovely as the old town itself. Go and check it out!

Thank Oto M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We had motored from Brindisi and found some parking on the Via F Calasso which is adjacent to the Porta Napoli. We found this to be a convenient entry point into the ancient part of the city.

Thank scotbrit1
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A more recent addition to the architecture of Lecce, situated strikingly where most guided tours of the city commence. Interesting carving of coats of arms, and a great starting point.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Porta Napoli is a rather unique building in Lecce, erected in honour of the Hasburg Emperor Charles V. It has elements of barroque architecture with bas reliefs on one facade, while the other is rather barren. An impressive piece of architecture to admire from...More

Thank AnneML63
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This beautiful gate to Lecce is a wonderful example of the city's historical architecture in the local stone. It is also a good meeting point, particularly as you can drive right to it on the Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, and pedestrians can wait there under...More

1  Thank martyaustralia2018
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This was our way into the city from our hotel.....carefully around the obelisk avoiding the stream of cars and bikes on the busy inner-ring.....then through thus imposing arch. Then this ancient city is yours to walk. Enjoy!

Thank RplusV
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lecce is one of the most beautiful cities in Puglia. Plenty of small streets, churches, mix of culture, this is a city you must go.

1  Thank rosannabl
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Lecce
Le Club Boutique Hotel
119 reviews
.22 km away
Patria Palace Hotel
774 reviews
.45 km away
La Fiermontina - Urban Resort
92 reviews
.45 km away
Risorgimento Resort
893 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 654 restaurants in Lecce
La Succursale
270 reviews
.23 km away
La Vecchia Osteria
917 reviews
.14 km away
I Latini
881 reviews
.14 km away
Il Rifugio della Buona Stella
656 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 232 attractions in Lecce
Chiesa di Sant'Irene
215 reviews
.22 km away
Musa - Museo Storico Archeologico
27 reviews
.27 km away
Chiesa di Santa Teresa
18 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Porta Napoli staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines