The Villa Argentina is considered the best example of modernist architecture in Viareggio. After a long restoration, the villa was recently opened for exhibitions and other events.
Villa Argentina Viareggio
Address, opening hours and admission
Address: Via Fratti,44 – Arezzo. Tel. +39 0584 1647600. Opening hours: From 10.00 till 13.00 and from 15.00 till 18.00 hours. Closed: Mondays. Admission: Free.
History and description
The Villa Argentina was built in the early 20th century.
The facade of the building is characterized by modernist decorations and ceramics by Galileo Chini. The ornamental layout and colors are inspored by the traditional motifs of Renaissance majolica. Details show checkerboard motifs, alternated by cupids and plant motifs.
The hall on the ground floor is decorated with a “Persian Wedding” tryptich that covers an entire wall. Giuseppe Biasi painted this work in 1930, for the owners of the building. This hall is called the Sala degli Specchi (“Room of Mirrors”).