Liberty-decò aesthetic taste left its mark not only on the thermal buildings but also on the most prestigious hotels, private houses and many other buildings in the city built until the ’30s.
Liberty style , developed in Europe during the Belle Epoque and involved every artistic and handcrafted field: architecture, home design and furniture, graphic design, performing arts, stained glass windows and illustrated postcards.
It’s a triumph of the curved, serpentine, elegant and nature-inspired line!
In Salsomaggiore, the Art Nouveau style and influence can be seen not only in the structures described above, but in many hotels and privately owned buildings too. Strolling through the streets of the town centre, the signs, railings, gates, balconies, canopies and decorative elements of buildings all take inspiration from the plant kingdom, creating a marvellous “man-made park”, in perfect harmony with the architecture of the town’s parks and gardens and the decorative elements of the flowerbeds.
Liberty-decò aesthetic taste left its mark not only on the thermal buildings but also on the most prestigious hotels, private houses and many other buildings built in the city until the ’30s. Berzieri Palace is an outstanding symbol of this aesthetic in Salsomaggiore. A visit to its wonderful rooms and to the collection of pottery made by Chini furnaces is very recommended.
The Berzieri Palace is one of the most complex and fascinating building of the thermal city, landmark of the European thermalism and unique example of thermal Art Decò style. The liberty palace is counted in the Emilia Romagna Cultural Heritage.
Thermal Decò style, the artisitic talent of Galileo Chini and the Berzieri Thermal Spa Palace of Salsomaggiore
The elegant Liberty Cage by Alessandro Mazzucottelli, wrought iron master.
The wonderful neomedieval building which is nowadays seat of the Tourist Office.
The luxury hotel Grand Hotel des Thèrmes, known from more than 30 years as Congress Centre, is a splendid Liberty-Decò style building where you can breathe the charme of the Belle Epoque.
Cultural Heritage of Emilia Romagna
The railway station clad in pink and white travertine was an expression of artistic and urban movements typical of the 20th century. Designed by the engineer Cervi, who took his inspiration from Milan’s central station, the building was inaugurated in 1937.
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