Lecce and the Arch of Prato

Piazzetta Arco di Prato, 18, 73100 Lecce LE, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Lecce

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Description

Leaving the basilica of Santa Croce and going towards Porta Napoli, we find halfway the Arco di Prato (in dialect arcu te pratu). The people of Lecce are very fond of this place, where in ‘400 the famous captain Leonardo Prato was made to pass and he was told: "Captain, this is the arch of Prato" and he cheekily replied: "and I don’t give a shit".

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