The building plan which was endorsed by the master builder Serafino Ramacciotti in 1915, presents orderly classical architecture which is characterised by simple symmetrical façades upon which the ceramic frieze is the innovative element in keeping with the style of that time. A typical example of this is the decoration of the small villa: the small cupids, which are spaced with geometric panels which recall the deco style, bear festoons laden with flowers and are outlined by a well defined contour in accordance with the diktat of Modernist graphics.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.
via D'Annunzio, Viareggio
Historical critical news
The small Tomei 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 taste.
(source: Alessandra Belluomini Pucci - Centro Studi Cultura Eclettica Liberty e Déco
- GIUSTI MARIA ADRIANA, Viareggio 1828-1938. Villeggiatura, Moda, Architettura, Idea Books, Firenze 1989.
- PUCCI BELLUOMINI A., Un museo all'aperto: la ceramica di Galileo Chini nell'esposizione permanente della città di Viareggio, in G. Borella, A. Serafini (a cura di), La costruzione della Versilia, Maschietto&Musolino, Pontedera 2000.