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Via Adua | Altezza Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The carving are most interesting to see. At night is very pretty. Near a good wine shop and Salumeria too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caraddad
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Few cities are entered through such an impressive triumphal gateway which was built for the Holy Roman Emporer Charles V back in the 16th century.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David190343
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A magnificent triumphal arch built in 1548 for Charles V, it is the entrance to Lecce, and the start of the road to Naples !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nastame
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank otom309
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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