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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  • Quite by chance, not previously knowing about it, we found these gardens whilst strolling on the city ramparts.  more »
  • Too bad! In December, with many tourists around Lucca, the Palace is closed. You see the garden from the top of the walls, but unfortunately reopens in spring.
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  • If the external façade of the Villa Pfanner n is not exceptional Street, d admire the gardens and the façade with the double staircase from d a promontory on the ramparts on the left of the Basilica of San Frediano. A breakthrough even was built especially to admire the garden and its aisles decorated with Statues. So if you're "off season" don't be no desperate... with Lucca plan post you the platform of San Frediano... c is free, but for my part I will return in season to admire the interiors of the villa (there seem to be possibilities of accommodation ... in rooms of luxury).
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  • Not a huge place but nice garden and some interesting doctor stuff.
  • The most exquisite murals and painted ceilings. Stunning gardens.
  • Amazing garden!! It's so quiet and so well-managed that it makes the perfect place tp rest after lunch. There is no bar or whatsoever service, but perhaps that is the reason why it is so quiet and relaxing.
  • Very unique accommodations in a 400 year old palace. Great host and beautiful gardens.
  • Beautiful Place to visit! If you go to Lucca, visit palazzo pfanner!
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