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Obelisco Sant'Oronzo, Ostuni

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Nice statue in the middle of the town. Nice and just worth a photo given the fact that traffic is all around. Spend a moment to have a better look  more »
  • The ending of a plague in Puglia in 1656 as also an outbreak of cholera in 1851 is attributed to Saint Oronzo. As well as being the patron saint of Ostuni - we hold a three-day festival from the 25...  more »
  • In this open square, in the centre stands this obelisk, decorated with a scroll base and with cupids, a work of art really, that has been standing the test of time from the elements
  • The Baroque style column of Saint Oronzo was built in 1771. Its look was suggested by local maestro Giuseppe Greco. It has a pyramidal shape with a statue of Saint Oronzo at the top. It is more than 20 metres high. At the four sides of the balustrade are statues representing San Biagio, Sant'Agostino, Santa Irene and San Giorgio Armeno.
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