Palazzo Bertolli a Lucca

Palazzo Bertolli in Lucca

The rectangular based building consists of three floors above ground level in addition to the attic and is considerable in dimension


It has a pavilion roof surfaced with Marseillaise tiling. The internal distributive plan is very linear, even though internal modifications have been made, for which no council permission is documented, in order to use the entire premises as a school. Such modifications include the installation of a lift in the two entrance rooms. However, the internal staircase has remained the same and is made from granite with a wrought iron banister.
The main façade which faces north and looks onto Viale Cavour is strongly marked by the presence of decorations clearly inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. The bas-reliefs in cement adorning the cornices of the windows on the upper floors are particularly interesting and are attributed to the Lucchese sculptor Gugliermo Petroni. The façade is characterised by two turrets towering above the roof that conclude the two fasces in which the doors are inserted. The latter are crowned with prominently projecting terraces.
The south facing façade which looks onto the railway line also boasts beautiful and careful workmanship.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands /

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