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Villa Nistri
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Villa Nistri in Viareggio

Realised in 1912 by Professor Enrico Nistri, the building constitutes the most accomplished and important example in the town of architecture inspired by strictly oriental themes

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An angular tower, whose battlement silhouette refers directly to the image of an Egyptian minaret, stands out against the rectangular based building of articulated volumetric composition. The façades, which are decorated with two coloured fascias featuring a rich repertoire of decorative and epigraphic motifs, show some similarity to Islamic art. The façades are articulated to varying degrees and don´t have a compositive hierarchy; double and single lancet windows with decorated intrados are alternated to the side of the entrance loggia. On the first floor the single lancet windows are alternated with rectangular windows which are decorated with arabesque motifs. The other façade is animated by the effect of the volumes which tend to accentuate its height with the tower which has triple lancet windows. The minute detail of the Islamic repertoires can be seen on the built-in panels, the moulding, the crowning decoration of the building, in the use of colours, on the wooden corbels which support the projecting parts, on the balconies, in the decorations on the surrounding wall, in the wrought iron and in the complex effect of the profiles and materials.
The villa is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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