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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. 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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  • The friendliness and helpfulness of the owner-both delicious, thank you! -have enabled a visit "off season" to the Interior and, in particular, the grounds of this little gem, giving us our first encounter with Lucca as best he could not have been. Worth the visit.
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  • Take some time and treat yourself to a visit to this wonderful villa and give yourself breathing and relaxation enjoying the greenery on a bench in the little park. Listen to the sound of the water of the fountain and feast your eyes on statues and lemon trees. Then go back to walking around town ...
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  • Only. OT really beginning of april, to admire still not very much nice. And actually quite expensive, you can save yourself museum.
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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