Roman Columns of Brindisi

Roman Site in Brindisi

Fine Della Via Appia
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Usually considered the terminals of the Appian Way, these columns instead mark the culmination of an ancient monumental area from the Roman era, known as the Roman arx. One of the two columns collapsed in 1528, and the remnants were left unattended for about a hundred years. In 1657, the then-mayor Carlo Stea donated these stones to the city of Lecce to erect a monument in devotion to Sant’Oronzo, who had saved the Salento peninsula from a plague epidemic.

The columns are located on Piazzetta Colonne, which can be accessed via a staircase named after the poet Publio Virgilio Marone. This staircase derives its name from the site where the home of the great poet once stood, the place where he died in 19 BC.

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Visiting Roman Columns of Brindisi

Address: Colonne Romane, Colonne Romane, Via Colonne, 53, 72100 Brindisi, BR, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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