Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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Built in the 1600s, the Palazzo Pfanner is a gorgeous palace with magnificent gardens. A beautiful gem within the walls of Lucca!
Ein schöner Garten im Trubel der Stadt. Das Museum selber kann man sich eigentlich fast sparen, weil wenig von den Wonräumen vorhanden ist.A beautiful garden in the hustle and bustle of the city. You can actually almost save the museum itself, because there is little of the Wonräumen.show original
Quando parlo del Palazzo Pfanner la prima parola che mi viene in mente è Eleganza. Il palazzo è veramente ben tenuto ed è molto interessante la bacheca con antichi strumenti medici e libri di medicina... read more »When I speak of the Palazzo Pfanner the first word that comes to mind is elegance. The building is very well maintained and is very interesting news with antique medical instruments and medical books. The garden then is wonderful. The entire ticket is 6 euros. If you visit Lucca is in my opinion the main attraction along with two towers (Guinigi and clock) and the Duomo.show original
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.
You really don't expect to find this hidden behind the ugly facade but its wondrous. Lovely plants and statues! Well worth a visit
Alessandro CollecchiaThe opportunity to visit the garden and the top floor of the building ... The garden is beautiful and groomed arrested make up very interesting atmosphere. The kitchen will try to dictate the Palace, allows dining room the bedroom plus other rooms that contain, within glass cabinets, medical instrumentation. Pfanner, infamous surgeon philanthropist and ancestor of the present owners of the Palace. Visit highly recommended, if you pass around Luccashow original
Gabriele RavanettiI did not know of the existence of this building but I loved from the garden room of the Palace. very interesting medical instruments used by Pietro Pfanner (1864-1935), surgeon, philanthropist and Mayor of Lucca from 1920 to 1922. Just wish the visit are few. The garden conveys a sense of tranquillity and peace that makes you want to stay there for hours 😃show original
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