The summer house, which belonged to the Crastan family who were from Lucca, was updated in keeping with the new Art Nouveau trends thanks to Galileo Chini.
In the Nineteen twenties there was a general restyling of the boulevards on the seafront. In particular the new buildings which were characterised by the new Art Nouveau style, amongst which the Gran Caffè Margherita, the Duilio 48th
and the Supercinema Savoia, sparked restyling work on the façades of the Nineteenth century façades with the introduction of decorative ceramic ornamentation.
The small Arrighi villa is an example of how two ornamental repertoires prevailed in the ceramic decorations of Viareggio: one is connected to Florentine Renaissance tradition re-examined in the light of new trends, the other has a particularly art nouveau flavour.
(source: Alessandra Belluomini Pucci - Centro Studi Cultura Eclettica Liberty e Déco