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Villa "Il Guscio"
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Villa "Il Guscio" in Viareggio

The construction of this villa was part of a more articulated project which incorporated three small villas designed by Oreste Lenci, a master builder from Viareggio, in 1914

Map for 43.871887,10.241822
Via Gabriele D'Annunzio, 11-15

The structure, which is a lot longer than it is wide, has a façade which is characterised by an accentuated vertical development which is created by the juxtaposition of simple volumes (a balustrade and a window with a tympanum). It is characterised by a vertical structure which incorporates architectonic and decorative features as it rises. Features characteristic of Liberty style can be traced in the crowning tympanum: naturalistic moulding, railing decoration and the motif of the female become the pretext which joins the facing and the projecting gables.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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