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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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  • Very nice villa, trompe l'oeil paintings, set in its own garden, worth a detour. Historical link with the Pfanner brewery.  more »
  • Visited Pfanner and enjoyed the fountain and surrounding gardens. Enjoyed a tour of residence. Nice way to spend a leisure afternoon; quiet and peaceful.  more »
  • I've seen it from the walls and also closely and it is beautiful. One of the attractions that you should definitely visit in lucca.
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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