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Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca

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Garden Architectural Building
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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  • Elegant building in the historic city centre. It is possible to visit only certain rooms and you can stay. The garden is beautiful with a large fountain surrounded by statues of gods and the seasons. We parked in Viale Carducci, outside the walls, very easy to get all the monuments. The combined ticket Palace + Garden at €6.00. Free entrance under the age of 12 years.
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  • I admit, I went mainly to see where they filmed some scenes of the Marchese del Grillo. The access stairway to the villa the willies to lovers of this movie. The garden is gorgeous, really. The price for the only entrance to the garden is 6 euro, whereas it doesn't take half a day to see it maybe is a bit much. To access the first floor of the villa there is to pay the extra. At the entrance we report that the Pfanneri family is still resident on the second floor. It remains to be seen, a cool and refreshing break in a sunny morning in July.
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  • You can visit the garden and is already beautiful thing but sleep in a suite at the Palace I assure you it is magical. When the tours end at 18 down, with camera if you want, and you're a Renaissance Prince in fact not surprisingly turned here il Marchese del Grillo. Then night falls and you sat next to the tub with birds who come to quench their thirst (Mallet, however if there are two) you turn into statue and let light hues coloring on flowers, statues and you are at peace with the world. Another remarkable moment in the morning when you open the Windows of the garden which is still desert at dawn and if nature gives pink clouds to Tiepolo as has happened to me on Tuscan garden you can just hold your breath. As you can see I don't speak either of the suite which is beautiful or the staircase because it is outside the window which takes the representation. The day passes, maybe to visit other villas in Lucca (Council Royal Villa and villa Torrigiani) then you come back to the Palace, which is now dude, and you think it's over the day. Strange how epiphanies happen instead a piano that starts playing with the Moon (but not the ghosts is messire Arul DAS that sounds wonderfully) lights that turn on, gingerly and wish the night would never end. Always thank my host Dario Pfanner which made me live, as Fred Bongusto, three days to remember.
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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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