The Villino Cagiati was designed by Garibaldi Burba for Giulio Cagiati and built in 1902. The house incorporates elements of Art Nouveau, which is known in Italy as Stile Liberty.
The frescoes on the exterior are by Silvio Galimberti, the ceramics by Galileo Chini, and the wrought-ironwork by Alessandro Mazzuccotelli.
The inscription at the top of the tower reads: IN ARTE LIBERTAS, IN VITIUM DUCET, SI CARET ARTE.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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