Palazzo Balletto


Style: Art Nouveau

Designers: Riccardo Simonetti

The palace represents one of the first examples of Modern Style of the city. It is composed by four levels with an attic. The ground floor, with a base made by grey granite and walls in limestone slabs has bare windows, that are today still equipped with retractable blinds. The three upper floors have been realized with exposed bricks and frames in stone for the openings. On the corner of Viale Trieste and Via XXIX novembre 1847 three series overlapped of bow windows, the first ones in Cagliari, overlook the area. The building was the residence of the family Balletto, owner of a semolina factory: today, the ears of wheat carved on the front doors, realized by local artisans, are still visible.

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