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Villino Ruggeri

Villino Ruggeri
Villino Ruggeri

The Villino Ruggeri is one of the most brilliant examples of Italian ‘Liberty’ (Art Nouveau), built between 1902 and 1907 by Oreste Ruggeri, a dynamic industrialist in the pharmaceutical field, as well as in ceramics. He was born in Urbino and when his products were exceptionally successful he moved to Pesaro; the ‘glomerules’ for anaemia, for which an innovative advertising campaign was launched, met with particular success. The director of the site was the architect Giuseppe Brega of Urbino. When the Ruggeri family moved into the villa, absolutely everything: fixtures and fittings, furniture and accessories in the rooms, including door handles, bedcovers and crockery, were all without exception in the style of ‘Liberty’. The villino stands in a large garden. Before the war the garden could boast multi-coloured flower beds, a glasshouse, an iron gazebo and a majolica seat; the great round fountain decorated with large lobsters is still in place. Although much was lost during the war, it still has rich relief decorations in Portland cement on walls, sills and under the eaves, of recursive marine and floral motifs. Inside, the dining room furniture and the glass door between hall and drawing room have survived. On the floor above, in better condition, the names of the rooms are indicated in the form of friezes of leaves, fruit and flowers.

 

based on: Federica Tesini, Pesaro. Itinerari di una città d’arte, Pesaro, Arti Grafiche Pesaresi Editore, 2009, p. 21

 

 

piazzale della Libertà
private property
closed to the public