I am back in Brisbane for a few months to enjoy our subtropical winter. Over the next few months I will go through the many photos I took in Italy, France and Spain this year and tell you about my travels.
Just before I left Italy I stopped in front of my favourite house in Lucca. I pass it each time I drive to Lucca along Via Matteo Civilita.
Villa Ducloz was commissioned by Luigi Ducloz de Piazzoni in 1903 and designed by architect Gaetano Orzali.
It has a gorgeous sunflower motif at its Art Nouveau heart.
The gardens surrounding the house are lovely too.
I would love to see inside, but as it appears to be a private house, this seems to be unlikely.
There are many more beautiful Art Nouveau houses around the outside of the Lucca walls. It is well worth a slow walk past to admire them.