Villa Argentina a Viareggio

Villa Argentina at Viareggio

Villa Argentiina is one of the Versilia's most significant examples of the Moderniist style, both for its architecture and its handmade decorations



Of particular note are the modernist ceramic decorations created by Galileo Chini, of the Chini Kilns at Borgo San Lorenzo, which were created for this site and are considered amongst his most significant creations.


Though modernist, these ceramics--in their colours and decorative style--recall the traditions of Florentine Renaissance maiolica, an important influence on Chini "Arte della Ceramica" production.


The villa's interior is equally important. A triptych covers the entire walll of the ground-floor lounge with a Persian Marriage which takes place in front of an oriental background. This, as well as other paintings iin the house, were realized in 1930 by the artists Giuseppe Biasi for the counts of Sant'Elia, the owners at that time.

Source: Lucca APT



From a small fishing village to one of the most popular seaside destinations in Tuscany, this is the city of CARNEVALE
The sea on one side, the white peaks of the Apuan Alps on the other, who hasn’t seen the classic snap-shot of Viareggio? Stroll along the city center’s charming streets, eat a gelato on the Passeggiata or in the shade of the pine forest, look out to sea on the Darsena or, further out, toward the even more uninhabited beach, the Lecciona, near Torre del Lago; eat fish in one of the typical ...