Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca

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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. Plan a trip to Lucca easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • built in 1660 by noble Italian and bought by a family of Brewers Austrians. Gorgeous home with its ornamental blooms, its octagonal pool gardens.
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  • Well kept garden and certainly very charming, but I consider spending X get way too high ...
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  • I visited the garden and the Palace during a trip to Lucca. A friend and I took advantage of the student discount, paying €5. The money better spent in Lucca, the garden, well maintained, has a magical atmosphere, a true immersion in the past. Also the inside, from which I was not expecting anything, he ended up amaze me. The Baroque décor, music and light create a unique experience. I recommend it especially to couples.
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  • Very relaxing to just sit in the gardens and enjoy the sound of the fountain. Also some cool history associated with the property. Must see.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small but very interesting to visit. Great value for the price - but most places here are!
  • Beautiful location in Lucca

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Explore northern Tuscany from a hotel or B&B located in Lucca's historical town center. The city's luxury lodging options offer free parking and access to outstanding downstairs eateries. To experience a little of that famous Tuscan countryside, consider booking your stay at a family-owned farm just outside Lucca. Though a bit far from the city's main attractions, small farms in the surrounding area offer inexpensive rooms, good food, and a chance to experience Tuscany's nature and local way of life.
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