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With its conformation, which is characterised by pine and holm-oak forest trees, the garden was originally made to be an ideal continuation of the pine forest opposite.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.
Viale Michelangelo Buonarroti, 55049 Viareggio LU
Historical critical 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.
(source: Alessandra Belluomini Pucci - Centro Studi Cultura Eclettica Liberty e Déco
- Archivio Soprintendenza B.A.A.A.S. delle province di Pisa, Lucca, Massa Carrara, Livorno (schedatrice: Alessandra Belluomini Pucci)
- GIUSTI MARIA ADRIANA, Viareggio 1828-1938. Villeggiatura, Moda, Architettura, Idea Books, Firenze 1989.
- RAVENNI BIAGI G., Itinerari Pucciniani, APT Lucca.