The “Stile Liberty” in Cave
Coming from Rome to Fiuggi direction, you can admire many particular buildings among Cave downtown area which contribute to make it very different from all neighbours towns. Many buildings in Cave in fact have been realized in “Stile Liberty”, the typical style flourished around the first decades of 1900s. Its main features are the plenty use of floral elements in paintings, in timber decorations and in all iron structures where you can even notice the absence of the modern soldering technique:it is quite easy to establish their originality just by observing their iron pieces united through hinges or pins. “Stile Liberty” buildings may have: coloured facades with tint or stuccoes patterns, a monumental double staircase, a turret, a terrace and a big garden with some characteristic plants such as palms, hortenses and bergenes
Our itinery will take in consideration just some marvellous Liberty Style residences located along Pio XII street. On its left side (going to Palestrina direction), you can admire a beautiful building with a pale yellow facade with a typical floral frame, a pretty balcony with a wrought ironhandrail which proposes the same decoration of the above mentioned floral frame and framing stuccoes windows.
Walking along the same street you will meet other important Liberty Style “examples”: the one with the bright red façade which has the monumental double staircase reaching the dwelling entrance with above the typical balcony, another entirely realized in tophus bricks with curious grotesque decorations. In the corner of G.Pasquazistreet there is another beautiful building with arabesque decorations which align perfectly with the curvy and gently lines typical of the Liberty Style. On the other side of Pio XII street, you especially may focus on the two dwellings corresponding to the 33 and 37 civics. The first one is characterized by a two-colour decoration and the bottom of its façade is covered by simulated bricks; here again you can admire the original turret, two lovely balconiesand a terrace with a wrought iron handrail interspersed with geometric stuccoes. The same handrail features the second one building.
Furthermore, other important Liberty Style evidences are distributed in various districts among Cave area such as, San Lorenzo and Morino neighborhoods or in Sessi and Giorgioli streets.