Villini Franchini a Lucca

Villini Franchini in Lucca

The two small villas are very similar


In both villas, as in most buildings from this period in Lucca, the characterising motifs are to be found more in their decoration rather than in their floor plan which echoes traditional classical schemas.
The most important factor is the ornamental decoration of the main façade. Its vertical axis is the main door which is surmounted by a terrace which the corresponding French doors open onto. Everything is characterised by dragon heads which are placed there like silent guardians to frighten off unexpected guests.
The terrace railings also have a sublime design which forms a peacock tail motif.
The small villa which is on the corner of Via San Marco and which has a main façade framed by two pilasters crowned with the head of Minerva, is the more interesting of the two.
The building are a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands /

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