Villa Lazzeroni
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Villa Lazzeroni in Lucca

The villa is a construction of vast dimensions and it has an articulated base. It is covered by a hip roof with Marseillaise tiles

Lucca

The building, which is located in a garden enclosed by wrought iron railings, comprises a cellar, two floors above ground level and, on the west-facing side only, a higher floor in the form of a turret.
The symmetric layout of the façades is realised using architectonic components in dark grey plaster which stand out against the white plaster on the walls.
From Viale Puccini the part of the villa which is set in the direction of Viareggio presents a recess which constitutes the main entrance and forms a terrace entrance from which access is gained to an internal staircase. The terrace, to which access can be gained by way of a short flight of stairs, is girded with wrought iron banisters and covered by a glass protecting roof which is supported by corbels, also in wrought iron. Another two entrances are in the form of French doors which, together with the two lateral windows beside them, open onto the terrace which is situated on the Viale Puccini façade. The terrace can be reached by two symmetrical staircases which are protected by wrought iron railings. One final entrance opens onto the south facing side of the house from another terrace to which access is gained by way of a flight of stairs.
The windows and the French doors of the villa are framed with dark grey plaster cornices which stand out against the base colour of the façade and which form a small projecting façade decoration on the upper part. A skirt roof runs along at the height of the window sills. In alignment with the terrace on the ground floor, on the first floor of the south-facing façade, there is a terrace with wrought iron railings which two windows and two French doors, each surmounted with projecting tympanums, open onto. Those appertaining to the windows are triangular, whereas those appertaining to the French doors assume the form of depressed arches. The turret has framed windows which are divided into three parts by square pilasters. In the basement, below the entrance terrace on Viale Puccini, there are three circular openings.
Each corner of the building has imitation ashlar pilasters. On all facades the cornice is decorated with frames and corbels.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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