The ancient Staircase
In the most ancient part of the Villa, the access to the first floor, originally intended to host the apartments of the first owner, Francesca Racca Oytana, was possible thanks to a wonderful liberty style staircase with a tread iron railing.
Overlooked by a mighty cast iron chandelier, with the traditional candelabra shape which imperiously descends from the center of the ceiling, preserving a unique charm.
The main Staircase
The staircase is found inside the spaces which date back to the 1926 amplifying works and it originally led to the apartment of the baroness Josefina Racca. In 1940, during the last amplifying work, the staircase's setting has been changed, modifying the access towards the bottom wall and making mandatory the positioning of an enormous mirror on the wall in front of the main entrance, which give a greater depth and largeness to the room and restored the harmony of its visual impact.
The staircase acquired, in the final Villa's appearance, the role of main staircase: with its silver iron railing it leads the visitors to the upper floors through a Pompeian red colored passage, with light colored geometric decorations.
The big mirror wall, with colored glasses like a Cathedral completes the beauty of the space.
The service Staircase
The third staircase is accessible from the spaces which in the past hosted the Villa's kitchens, but are today intended for the offices supporting cultural activities.
Smaller than the other two and certainly less luxurious, it still has a unique appeal, brightened by the light filtering from the colored glass wall located in the atrium near the painting depicting Josefina.
The staircase which from the ground floor goes to the second floor was at a time used by the servants to move inside the Villa, far from the guests' eyes.