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Palazzo Tucci: photos, description (Palazzo Tucci)

Palazzo Tucci is a historic building in Lucca, for centuries owned by the Tucci family. About the middle of the 18th century, the then owner of the Palazzo, Giuseppe Tucci, decided to renovate the building where his family lived for more than two centuries. This decision coincided with the marriage of Giuseppe Maria Teresa Guinigi, a member of a noble family of Lucca. The restoration work was so radical that, unfortunately, disappeared almost all medieval elements, which previously adorned the pediment of the building. However, the lack of stucco on the rear facade of the Palazzo gives some idea of the original look of the original structure, the former, in fact, a Union of several houses and towers. Decorated with beautiful terracotta arch in the courtyard also gives a hint of what importance had the Palazzo Tucci, in his glorious past.

Giuseppe Tucci commissioned the restoration work to the architect Ottaviano Diodatti, one of the best and most advanced masters of his time, which worked not only in Italy but also in France and in Vienna. It is therefore no coincidence that the Palazzo Tucci is one of the few historic buildings of Lucca, which "hid" the features of medieval and Renaissance architecture.

The main entrance to the Palazzo, surrounded by the Roman walls is located on via Cesare Battisti. A distinctive element of the main facade is a huge portal surmounted by the family crest Tucci and the inscription "Joseph Tuccius Sibi Posterisque — A. D. MDCCLXXIX". On the rear side of the facade you can see a memorial plaque commemorating the name of the musician Alfredo Catalani. The lobby of the Palazzo is divided into two rooms. The second is a large staircase that leads directly to the entrance on the main floor. The floor is decorated with stucco, and its decoration is an oval window. Inside the Palazzo Tucci you can see the stucco decorations, paintings, 18th-century murals depicting the Flora and seasons, as well as paintings depicting mythical heroes, probably the latter belong to the brush of local artist Giovan Domenico Paladini.