Casino di caccia di Carlo Ludovico di Borbone
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Hunting Lodge of Carlo Ludovico di Borbone

The "Casino di caccia" (hunting lodge) of Carlo Ludovico di Borbone (Villa Bellosguardo), was planned by Lorenzo Nottolini in about 1838

Lucca

The two-storied building overlooks a belvedere terrace, and its shape was planned keeping in mind the relationship with the surrounding landscape.
The plan that was chosen by the duke has a 18th century style. The central body, that has sober architectural lines, is enlivened by the light and shade of the portico, closed by two curved staircases, and by the rococo crowning of the façade which takes up the curved line of the staircase.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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