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Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • You can have a view of the garden for free from walking the outside walls, but for a small fee, come inside and smell the roses and citrus blossoms. Great place to sit down and relax.  more »
  • What a beautiful location very peaceful and quiet. Personally I enjoyed the gardens more than the house which was equally interesting. Gardens were immaculate with beautiful statues and a great collec...  more »
  • The palazzo itself was interesting and had some items that were worth looking at, especially the surgeons instruments. Although some looked quite gruelling! The highlight for us was the garden. It is ...  more »
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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