Viale Italia eclecticism

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A new friend in Stockholm, who is originally from Livorno, told me the other day his daughter is completely enamoured by these houses in Viale Italia. I must admit that I am too.
Just south of the Barriera Regina Margherita and opposite the Accademia Navale there are four blocks of Eclectic style villas built around 1930, a whole small town of fairytale castles and towered twin houses.
Let’s take a closer look at some of them.

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Most of the houses have turrets of some kind. They are all elaborately decorated and different. Some have windows…

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… and some are open to the elements.

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Should you feel the urge to stay in one of these brick and mortar pastries, here is your chance. This green villa to the right is Hotel Gennarino.

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The hotel turret up close.

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The owners of these joint twin houses, identically decorated with eagles, mark their individuality with different colour schemes.

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Here are a few detail shots especially for my friend the Lionhunter.

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And now we’re back at the old railway gates again. Hope you enjoyed the walk!

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6 comments on “Viale Italia eclecticism

  1. anne says:

    Wonderful !

  2. the Lionhunter says:

    Ah, lejon! Förgyller alltid sin plats.

    Anar även ett jellon på det gröna hotellet vänstra tornsköld – byggnaden ser verkligen ut som en liten sagofästning.
    Man faller ju i farstun direkt för dessa kåkar. Det är tornen man vill åt.

    Tackar!

  3. K says:

    Loony and lovely😀 Thanks for sharing.

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