Porta Napoli

Lecce, Italy

Porta Napoli is a citygate of Lecce built by Emperor Charles V in 1548 to defend the city. It has two Corinthian columns and Habsburg coat of arms above them.

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Founded: 1548
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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fab 219 (11 months ago)
Such a lovely place, really Nice surprise with all the trees with flower, and quiet. Another wonderfull surprise to have when you walk in the wonderfull lecce.
Giovanni Viscardi (BH) (11 months ago)
Porta Napoli is 1 of 4 gates into the old city of Lecce. Leaving this gate on the old Roman roads would lead you to Naples.
Amalia Polyviou (12 months ago)
Beautiful place with so much history and culture, and I loved it despite the rain falling down !
Antimo Ped (12 months ago)
beautiful, a great piece of story, this Porta napoli connected lecce to Naples in one street.
Marzi Tanwar (13 months ago)
One of the three gates of Lecce. You won't spend a lot of time seeing the monument, but it is a must see.There is also a coffee bar nearby. The gate leads to the streets that take you to the center of the city. Behind the gate there is a square with an amazing obelisk. Gate is well lit at the night. Highly recommended.
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