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Villa Puccini

Area: Versilia
Place: Viareggio
District/Locality: The villa is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Building dating: 1919

The villa has an articulated base and consists of a "piano nobile" and a basement which is taken up by utility rooms and by the Maestro's study. The main façade, which faces onto via Buonarotti, is characterised by a forepart which consists of an open veranda portico with stone pillars and wooden chancel screens to which access is gained by way of a double ramped monumental staircase. The façades are characterised by a face in facing brick which frames a series of depressed arch doors and windows with architraves and archivaults. The north and east-facing façades are adorned in the crowning attic fascia with panels made of polished ceramic gres depicting masks and raised decorative features.
With its conformation, which is characterised by pine and holm-oak forest trees, the garden was originally made to be an ideal continuation of the pine forest opposite.
The villa is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
Historycal news

Giacomo Puccini who was conferred honorary citizen of Viareggio in 1900, stayed in hotels and rented houses there on numerous occasions. In 1915 he bought some land with a view of the pine forest and a few years later he entrusted the job of projecting the villa to the architect Vincenzo Pilotti and to the engineer Federigo Severini who were both from Pisa. The Maestro moved to the villa in 1921 when the tranquillity of Torre del Lago was disturbed by the uproar provoked by the peatery.
(texts by Alessandra Belluomini Pucci - Centro Studi Cultura Eclettica Liberty e Déco)
How to reach

by car:from ss1 Aurelia road, exit Marco Polo, take Via Marco Polo until you reach Piazza Puccini where you will find the villa at the junction with Viale Buonarroti.

- M.A. Giusti , Viareggio 1828-1938. Villeggiatura, Moda, Architettura, Idea Books, Firenze 1989.
- G. Biagi Ravenni, Itinerari Pucciniani, APT Lucca.
- Archivio Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno (schedatrice: Alessandra Belluomini Pucci)

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