Villa Malfatti, today Piccioli

Villa Malfatti, today Piccioli
The building consists of the union of two rectangular bodies and stretches across three floors, a basement cellar and an attic. It has a hip roof which is covered by a layer of Marseillais tiles.
The main façade, which looks onto via Civitali, is constructed on two floors characterised by absolute symmetry and a rigid skirt roof. The round arches are surmounted by a continuous distempered fascia which is decorated with geometric motifs spaced with medallions depicting ships and birds.
The third floor, which is only visible on the other facades, presents double lancet windows and stained glass partitions which are encompassed with distempered decorations similar to those previously described.
The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.

Place

Via Matteo Civitali 313, Lucca

Historical critical news

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.
(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)
  • 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

Information

District: Piana di Lucca
Building dating: 1906
District/Location: The building is a private property and cannot be visited inside.

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