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City Wall & Gates, Padova: 4 reviews and 11 photos

  Porta Savonarola
by croisbeauty

Porta Savonarola, part of the 15th century walls (Mura Cinquecentescha) was one of the main entrance to the city. The gate was designed by the architect Giovanni Maria Falconetto and finished in 1530. The same as twin gate Porta San Giovanni this gate was adorned by the Venetian lion, symbol of the Republic, but pulled down during rule of the Napoleon. The lion was replaced by an remake in the 19th century.

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2011
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