Porta San Jacopo (St. Jacopo's Gate), Lucca

Porta San Jacopo (St. Jacopo's Gate), Lucca

Porta San Jacopo is a yet another northern gateway in the Walls of Lucca, and the most latest one – built in 1930. For its architectural simplicity, the locals have jokingly referred to this gate as the “hole”, although originally its official title was quite grand – Porta IV Novembre (the Gate of Victory of the 4th of November).

Porta San Jacopo has a single entrance which is now mostly used by the intensified motor traffic.

Porta San Jacopo is also one of the key tourist attractions in Lucca. Inside the gate there is an inscription, dating back to the Fascist era, which is partially erased but still legible.
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Porta San Jacopo (St. Jacopo's Gate) on Map

Sight Name: Porta San Jacopo (St. Jacopo's Gate)
Sight Location: Lucca, Italy (See walking tours in Lucca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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