Palazzo Giorgi a Lucca
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Palazzo Giorgi in Lucca

The trapezoidal based palazzo consists of four floors in addition to the cellar and has a pavilion roof surfaced with Marseillaise roofing tiles

Lucca

The main façade, facing north, is characterised by its absolute symmetry. Two entrance doors open on this, both featuring a wooden door carved with rose designs with straight fluted stems on them. On each side of the two doors there are two windows which are divided by a squared pilaster which is higher than the architrave, finishing in a high-relief representation of a demon’s face on par with the cornice marking the levels between the ground and first floor. The architrave is decorated with shell shaped elements. Between one window and another, the façade is decorated with imitation ashlar. The space between the windows on the first floor is also decorated in imitation ashlar. The windows are framed by slightly projecting piers and window sills which have a rectangle under them bearing the motif of a chess board.
The windows on the second floor have important window sills which are supported by corbels which have fruit and flower festoons in bas-relief in the middle. The figures of a male and female in high-relief which support a densely decorated architrave complete the window frames. Between the windows there are pilaster strips which in their centres bear a shield joined to the window sill with ribbons.
The windows on the third floor have square decorated architraves and at the top are joined to a chain motif. Between the windows, beginning at the level of the window sills, there are eaves corbels which are characterised by spiral motifs in the central part, acanthus leaves in the lower part and human faces in the higher one.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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