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Villa Del Magro a Lucca
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Villa Del Magro in Lucca

The rectangular based villa which was built in a vast garden, in part consists of three floors in addition to the cellar and has a pavilion roof surfaced with Marseillaise roof tiles

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On the east side you will find a vertical body which surpasses the rest of the building by one floor and is covered with a terrace. All the façades on the ground floor are covered in smooth imitation ashlar which is interrupted by simple openings. It stops at the height of the fascia indicating floor division which runs from the level of the first ceiling to the level of the window sills of the first floor. The terrace, featuring a parapet in cement columns, runs along part of the main façade of the first floor and the east and west sides of the building. The windows on these two façades in addition to the eastern ones have architraves in a depressed arch with festoons of flowers and a written inscription of the word "Peace". Decoration in polychrome majolica depicting ducks in flight by Galileo Chini runs between one window and another. The windows on the second floor are underlined by a fascia indicating floor division that is similar to the one which runs between the ground and first floor.
The frontal and lateral façades of the raised body on the east part of the villa feature two large windows with polychrome glass and decoration in wrought iron. The lower part of the windows is rectangular in shape while the upper part is circular from where two fascias in majolica and coloured wedges begin. The raised part of this body on every façade has a rectangular opening which is divided into three parts by little squared columns. It is completed above with a depressed arch. The windows on the third floor are smaller in size than those on the other floors and are finished off with simple cornices.
The corners of the building are underlined by pillar strips which run from the cornices indicating floor division to the eaves, which is decorated by elements in plaster in flower garland shapes.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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