Monuments - ROMAN COLUMN
Roman Columns rests has always been considered the symbol
For many years the columns, thought to symbolise the
ending of the road, 'Via Appia', was (probably) a referral
of that time to navigators of the port of Brindisi.
Of the two twin columns
only one is intact, with a sculptured capital, at the
top, recently replaced with a copy. Nowadays the original
capital is into the museum of Nervegna Building, it's
decorated with four anthropomorphic figures, one for
each side, depicting Neptune, facing the sea, on the
side opposed Jupiter, Mars and Minerva on the other
The other column, which
fell in 1528, only the base and a rock are still in
place; the other part was given as a gift to the city
of Lecce, to form a part of the column to St. Oronzo.
On the right of the
square are the remains of the house in which the Latin
poet Virgil died.