Roman Theatre - Lecce

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The Spanish being the new owners of the Kingdom of Naples fortified the City. During the Thirty Year War in 1647, contemporarily in Palermo and Naples, the population, led by Girolamo Paladini and Giovanni Spinola, rose up against the Spanish revenue authorities.
A further revolt came about in 1848: the liberals constituted a provisional government, but then had to suffer persecution from the Bourbonic Government. In 1860 a provisional government rose up, which declared the fall of the Bourbons; then followed its annexing to the Italian reign.

Necropolis and Messapiche inscriptions, document the origins of the City. From Roman times, we have the theatre and amphitheatre (from the 1st and 2nd Centuries AD), in which were discovered interesting sculptural decorations and low reliefs; amongst the statues, there is a notable Polycletus torso and an Amazon of the type said to be from Berlin. The local Provincial Museum preserves the areas finds; amongst these, numerous Apulian vases and the Pelike (small images, also votive reliefs) from the so called Painter from Chicago.

Lecce preserves the intact Borgognone Structures of the Churches of Santi Nicolò and Cataldo, erected in 1180, the most decorated Norman church in the area, and that 16th Century one of Sedile, old Council seat, to keep secret the classical testimonies; but inside its walls, reconstructed by Carlo V in 1540, the face of the City of Baroque, almost adding to the rhythm of a first gentile Rococo.

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