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Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca
(4.2/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
Nestled among sweet-smelling citrus trees, Palazzo Pfanner dates back to 1660, when it was commissioned by the Moriconi family, members of the merchant noble class. The palazzo's magnificent Baroque garden is not to be missed, with its copious flowers, forest plants, and 18th-century statues of Greek deities. At its center, you'll find an octagonal fountain and lemon house adorned with lions and a basilisk--the emblem of the Controni family, who took ownership of the palace in the late 1600s. After a stroll in the ancient bamboo cane, yew, and magnolia-shaded garden, head inside to see the 18th-century frescoes adorning the residence. You'll also find period furnishings, sacred objects, and a 14th-century statue of Archangel Michael. Don't miss the exhibit of ancient medical instruments and texts that belonged to Dr. Pietro Pfanner around the turn of the century. To visit Palazzo Pfanner on your holiday in Lucca, and find out what else Lucca has to offer, use our Lucca travel itinerary maker.
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  • of the rich guys in Lucca. The gardens are beautiful and you can catch a glimpse of how was to live at the end of the 19TH century in Tuscany. But nothing too spectacular here. 
  • We visited when took place the "Lucca Comics & Games" and so we took advantage of a discount on the entrance ticket, as the Palace and its grounds were set; actually this coincidence made the visit even more interesting! The Palace is not very big and, in essence, gives an idea of how had lived and furnished the period buildings. The garden is not particularly large but very cute and, as mentioned, the presence of various photo shoots with people in costumes made the visit even more enjoyable.
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  • The visitors of the Palace is decidedly modest, while presenting 5 showcases exhibiting ancient medical and surgical instruments. The garden is nice but unfortunately it is tiny. The entrance fee of 6 € mi sembra molto caro
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  • Awesome villa with wonderful interior and magic romantic garden full of flowers and Roman statues. We have visited just garden (4,5 EUR/person). There are many possibilities to sit there in the shadow and have a rest or a picnic.
  • Small but very interesting to visit. Great value for the price - but most places here are!
  • Your have to be looking for this place. Hard to find and from the outside it looks like it's just a run down house. However it's a stunning hidden gem. Architecture especially. Really enjoyed here.
  • Nice place.
  • You really don't expect to find this hidden behind the ugly facade but its wondrous. Lovely plants and statues! Well worth a visit