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“Busy square with ancient to modern architecture”
Review of Piazza Sant'Oronzo

Piazza Sant'Oronzo
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Ranked #11 of 118 things to do in Lecce
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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 Lecce. It is a busy place with people from all over the world there.

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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 of this square you can admire the she-wolf the Lecce's symbol.
Here you can find book stores, icre cream shps, churchs to visit and so on.
Sometimes, in the evening, it turns into an open-air theater for street performers.

Thank Remo T
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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.

1  Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The square is full of cafes gelato places, bars and shops even McDonalds. All through the day it is full of people but nothing like in the evenings when the locals come out for the passagiata which runs right through this square. Always lots of life.

Thank mooresy2
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

It seemed like more of a busy crossroads than an elegant square. The Roman theater at one end was opposite a chain hamburger restaurant; people ignored the good statue of the saintly bishop that saved the town centuries ago.

Thank ChrisABeaune
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