One of the leading artists in this magnificent period was the Florentine artist, Galileo Chini. Here, he worked in the Pavilion for the sale of Tameric Salts, at the spa of the same name, at the festival hall in the Grand Hotel La Pace, at the Palazzo Comunale. He worked in paintings, decorations, glass panes and skylights, floorings, ceramic panels and stoneware.
It is easy to breath the Belle Époque atmosphere in the Terme del Tettuccio – the Tettuccio Spa – a wonderful piece of architecture created in 1916 by Ugo Giovannozzi, who wanted to evoke the beauty of the antique Roman baths by means of columns, courtyards, galleries, fountains, all richly decorated, amongst which are the gallery of wine bars with seven allegorical panels, painted by Basilio Cascella, the platform for the musicians with the dome painted by Ezio Giovannozzi, the hall of the Post Office, the historic Café.
This magical atmosphere can also be found in the Excelsior Spa with its two side exedras closed in by artistic glass panels spaced out by Corinthian columns; at the Tamerici Spa, which was the typical expression of Eclecticism of the period which joined together the Tuscan Renaissance, the Venetian Moorish style, the Middle Ages (with turrets, crenellation, arches and coat-of-arms) and finally, in the facade of the Kursaal, built in 1907 as the “Temple of the Operetta and of High Society”, which later became a casino, a cinema/theatre, an exhibition hall, and a large ballroom.