Villa Martini
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Villa Martini in Lucca

The building, which stretches across two floors and also has a cellar, has a square base and a compact structure

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It is covered by a hip roof. On the ground floor the front-facing façade is marked by ornamental imitation ashlar fascias which are interrupted by three openings, the doorway in the middle and two windows to the side which are surmounted by depressed arch frames and decorated with zoomorphic motifs.
On the first floor, separated from the one below by a skirt roof which is decorated with bas-reliefs depicting storks, there are another three openings which are symmetrical to those on the lower floor. They are surmounted by an architrave, a bas-relief which depicts a stork with its wings spread and a small projecting façade decoration. The strip below the eaves is characterised by small corbels decorated with designs and it ends at the corners of the building where there are two pilasters with two storks.
Yet another two storks, facing each other, design the wrought iron railings of the central terrace, supported by corbels which are also in the shape of storks.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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