Villa Fontana
The building has an articulated rectangular base and is constructed on two floors as well as a cellar and an attic. It has a hip roof covered with a layer of Marseillais tiles.
On the facades the fully framed openings are arranged with skilful regularity.
The architraves, above which a concrete projecting cornice can be found, are adorned with polychrome majolica decorations which form floral motifs that can also be found below the window sills.
The two floors are defined by a skirt roof which runs along the whole façade.
At the centre of the north-facing main façade there is a balcony with a parapet which is made up of small columns covered with green majolica.
The façade is defined by angular fascias in imitation ashlar surmounted by fluted pilasters which run from the level of the skirt roof until the fascia below the eaves.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.

Place

Villa Fontana Lucca

Historical critical news

The villa is the work of Achille Orzali (1867-1948), the owner of tubular hollow brick and tile factories as well as his construction company which bore the same name.
Between the time of its construction and the present day, there have been neither significant changes to the external appearance of the villa nor significant modifications to its interior. Therefore, the villa still appears the same today as it did when it was designed.
(bibliography source: Lorenza Caprotti - Centro Studi Cultura Liberty e Déco)

Bibliography

  • Archivio Storico del Comune di Lucca
  • Archivio Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno (schedatori: Gilberto Bedini e Giorgio Marchetti)
  • CAMBETTI A., Lucca nel 1913, Lucca 1914
  • NICOLETTI N., Le residenze fuori dalle mura, in Il Museo per conoscere. Esperienze e proposte, a cura della Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno, Sezione Didattica dei Musei Nazionali di Lucca, anno II, n.3-4, Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, Lucca 1995
  • NICOLETTI N., I protagonisti: la famiglia Orzali, in Il Museo per conoscere. Esperienze e proposte, a cura della Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno, Sezione Didattica dei Musei Nazionali di Lucca, anno II, n.3-4, Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, Lucca 1995

Information

District: Piana di Lucca
Building dating: Start of the XX century
District/Location: The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.

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