Villa Mazzarosa

Via Carlo Piaggia 14 (Capannori)

Villa Mazzarosa is located in Segromigno in Monte, in the municipality of Capannori, Lucca.
The land and building, before becoming the property of Mazzarosa, belonged to Arnolfini to Orsucci and Lath. The Villa, which dates back to the early 17th century, was built on these lands by Mazzarosa. According to a deed of 1629, Philippa daughter of Arnolfino Arnolfini (wife of Gherardo di Nicolao Pacini) sells to Francesco di Alessandro Mazzarosa goods with home in the town of ivybridge in the place called "Torraccia".
The original construction on Mazzarosa brought many changes and in correspondence of 1634 of Abbot Paul Cenami you have a description of the final installation of the villa.
The building has a cube shape with a staircase double ramp on the façade, while the façade to mount a staircase embedded between the two lateral bodies leads to the mezzanine level, the principal.
In 1810 Antonio Mazzarosa, politician of great prestige and culture, gave a new face to the Park which is the present one.
The entrance gate, leading to the formal garden, adorned with an oval tub in the Center and a nymphaeum decorated with Pebble mosaics and statues in terracotta has four columns with a putto seated on the tails of three dolphins to decoration. Another nymphaeum meets along the way in front of the main façade of the villa, and has similar mosaics and a mask from which water flows.
A small stream, which caters to any property, water flows into the garden and flows in a tank similar to a pond among trees of yellow poplar trees. To the North is a grove of century-old camellias shaded by plane trees.
In the park there is a circular neoclassical temple built around 1830 by Antonio Mazzarosa. Inside the temple was a collection of the most significant works of famous lucchesi. In the Park you will encounter a lemon, a small chapel, several farm buildings and a gardener's House.


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