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Villino "Parva domus magna quies"
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Villino "Parva domus magna quies" in Viareggio

The structure of this little villa spans three floors and stands out because of the illusion of considerable height which is created by the relationship between the slender façade in comparison with the depth of the building

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The façade, which has an asymmetrical design, is characterised by projecting wooden eaves with a decentralised gable and by a balcony with a wooden parapet which creates a weaving effect, the design of which recall Asian motifs. The top of the upper floor is decorated with painted ornamentation in the theme of vine leaves and bunches of grapes which imitates, in the texture of the tiles, oriental ceramics.
The ceramic tile which bears a stylised beetle and was produced by Chini should be noted below the small wooden balcony on the first floor.
Inside the villa, the walnut furniture in the entrance hall which was produced by the Spicciani company from Lucca and is decorated with ceramic tiles bearing geometric and zoomorphic motifs.
The building is private property and cannot be visited inside.
Source: Lucca and its lands / www.luccapro.sns.it

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