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  • Address: Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, Lecce, Italy

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Porta Napoli Tours

The Porta Napoli in Lecce is a triumphal arch that once served as one of three entrances into the historic city center. These gates were built into the city walls, and though the walls no longer exist the Porta Napoli still stands.

The gate was built in 1548 after a commission by the Habsburg Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles V, to fortify the city. Because of this funding, Lecce thanked the Emperor by decorating the Porta Napoli with the Habsburg family emblem.

Porta Napoli is a stop on many tours through Lecce. Because it doesn’t have open hours or an entry fee, it’s easy to admire at any time of day. For more explanation of the symbolism on the arch or the history behind it, however, a tour guide is useful.

Practical Info

The triumphal arch in Lecce bears the name of another Italian city because the road that once led from the Porta Napoli was the one people would travel to reach Naples.

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Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour, Lecce, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Lecce Guided Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Discover Lecce, the Florence of the South Italy, with Baroque-style architecture. Lecce is located in Apulia the heel of Italy, and is the capital of a land ...  Read more

Location: Lecce, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.74
Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop, Lecce, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Lecce Walking Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Lecce and discover picturesque and hidden corners with an expert guide and then meet a local artisan and join a papier mâché workshop in a ...  Read more

Location: Lecce, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.30
Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop, Lecce, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Lecce Rickshaw Tour with Papier-Mâché Workshop

Explore Lecce and discover picturesque and hidden corners with an expert guide and then meet a local artisan and join a papier mâché workshop in a ...  Read more

Location: Lecce, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.04
Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop, Lecce, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Lecce Sightseeing Bike Tour and Papier-Mâché Workshop

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Explore Lecce and discover picturesque and hidden corners with an expert guide and then meet a local artisan and join a papier mâché workshop in a ...  Read more

Location: Lecce, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.17

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