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“Magnificent Gateway”
Review of Porta Napoli

Porta Napoli
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US$203.34*
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Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour
Ranked #16 of 120 things to do in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 time to photograph and learn a little of the history.

Thank Stephen51
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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
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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 the opposite little garden.

Thank AnneML63
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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 the avenue of lovely flowering oleander trees. (It is also a perfect spot for late afternoon photos, as the setting sun shines directly on the outside of the gate!)

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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
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