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Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

A great three day festival over the 24-26 August, brought the city alive!!! Bands, parades, lights and a real festival atmosphere

Thank Doug004
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lovely little square which really comes to life at night! Good place to start from when exploring Lecce

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The column of Saint Oronzo was closed for maintanenance works. The squuare has the Roman Amptiteatro, remnants of destroyed Sedile with tourist office, a palace in fascisto style, two charces and many cafes and gelateris.

Thank libius2018
Reviewed 29 June 2018

There is a tall column with a statue of the protecting Saint Oronzo on top. In 1656, when the plague was killing over a million people in southern Italy, Otranto and Lecce were miraculously spared. In 1658 Bishop Oronzo officially replaced Saint Irene as Lecce’s...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

There are some nice shops in the vicinity- it's a huge square more or less in the center of the old town with many streets radiating off the square.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A Roman amphitheater, a MacDonalds in a quasi-Fascist-style building, a beautiful small church, and business offices flank this central are through which tourists and residents alike pass every day.

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had 5 days in Lecce and our B and B overlooked the Piazza Orono. Totally fascinating, both during the day and in the evenings. Always a buzz about the place, lots of nice bars and cafes, (and a MacDonalds - not quite so expected!)...More

Thank seljangolf
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This square was quite close to our hotel so we walked through it when we wanted to get almost anywhere. There are shops and restaurants, the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater, and a column erected in honor of St. Oronzo, the patron saint of...More

1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The first thing you think when you enter in this square is the sense of calm and slowness typical of Salento. A wide square surrounded by monuments of different epochs: baroque, early decades of the 20th century and, obviously, the Roman amphitheater. In the center...More

Thank Remo T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

In the midst of this very busy major square, we were stunned when loud speakers suddenly broadcast a famous Italian singer belting out Ave Maria. People paused and absorbed the beauty of the music. What a thoroughly European moment. Square boasts monuments, Roman theater remains.

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