Thursday, October 22, 2020



Via Virginio Orsini 25/Piazza della Libertà

1902 Garibaldi Burba (active 1903/18)

Majolica by Galileo Chini (1873/1956), frescoes by Silvio Galimberti (1869/1956), works in iron by Alessandro Mazzucotelli (1865/1938)

Galileo Chini in 1911 decorated the throne room in the Grand Palace in Bangkok and in 1920 devised the sets for the premieres of the operas Gianni Schicchi and Turandot by Giacomo Puccini who was a friend of his. He is considered the first artist to have introduced Art Nouveau style in Italy

Together with the Villino Ximenes it is considered the most beautiful Art Nouveau villa in Rome

"Garibaldi Burba quoted the Middle Ages and the fifteenth century, having fun composing freely shapes and volumes. Exceptional quality of the decorations" (Irene de Guttry)

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