Historic – artistic tour
Lecce city centre is rich of monuments and historical monuments with an immeasurable artistic value.
The Roman Amphitheatre, realized in the II century a.d. stands out in the centre of the square Piazza Sant’Oronzo and it is the symbol of the splendour of the city of Lecce in the Roman period. On the walls of the building, there are illustrations of animals’ fights: it is believed that this was the kind of shows proposed in this arena.
Another monument you cannot miss in Lecce is very close to Piazza Sant’Oronzo, and it is the castle, Castello Carlo V, a huge and majestic fortress hosting nowadays many cultural events.
The city walls and the trench are remarkable, but also the three gates to the old town: Porta Napoli, Porta Rudiae and Porta San Biagio.