Villa Simonetti a Lucca

Villa Simonetti in Lucca

The compound based villa consists of three floors in addition to the cellar and has a pavilion roof surfaced with Marseillaise roof tiling


It is situated in a garden which surrounds it on three sides. The main north facing façade looks directly onto the street and hosts the entrance which constitutes a door surmounted by an important cantilever roof in glass and iron, richly adorned with spiral and plant motifs. On the north façade there is a marble fascia reaching half way up to the windows on the ground floor that are simply squared just like the ones on the first floor. Above the latter, a light cornice with intervals of studs in plaster runs along all the façades of the building. On the first floor, a terrace with a parapet in wrought iron and little squared columns, adorns the north façade and part of the eastern one. The terrace is supported by iron corbels, which form motifs of spirals and leaves similar to those on the cantilever roof.
On the second floor there is another terrace whose railings in wrought iron have similar decoration as the earlier ones described. A light cornice with intervals of studs in plaster runs between the windows on the second floor which are smaller than the ones below. The cornices project above the window.
The characteristic feature of the west façade is its semi circular shaped body which contains the staircase and presents two large depressed arch openings divided into three coloured glass windows.
The two wrought iron gates enclosing the property are also of great interest.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands /

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