Villa Petri
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Villa Petri in Lucca

The square based building is constructed on two floors as well as the basement cellar and the attic. It has a hip roof with a layer of Marseillaise tiles

Lucca

The main façade is east-facing. On the ground floor of this façade large French doors, which open onto mock balconies, are framed in concrete and are subdivided by small square pillars. The architrave is decorated in the centre with coloured ceramic fruit bowls. Polychrome majolica tiles also decorate the main entrance door which is also characterised by a half-sphere in semi precious stone which is set in the majolica covered fascia which surmounts the architrave.
The windows and the French doors on the first floor are decorated with the same concrete motifs as those in the ground floor openings. The uppermost parts are inserted in the fascia below the eaves which has been realized in polychrome majolica and which reproduces allegorical designs.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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