Villa Sticchi in Santa Cesarea Terme, Lecce, Puglia was built in the late 1890’s and is one of the most famous expressions of the Moresque style, which was widespread in the 19th Century in the affluent seaside resorts of the Salento. It was built at the behest of Giovanni Pasca, the first concessionaire of the Santa Cesarea thermal baths, between 1894 and 1900. The work was entrusted to Pasquale Ruggieri (1866-1924) who had a passion for the east and had made various trips to Egypt.