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Palazzo Pfanner

Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 954029
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Ranked #12 of 41 attractions in Lucca
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage, Walking
Description: A visit to this 17th-century villa with its magnificent gardens is well worthwhile.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are in Lucca, Italy, the Palazzo Pfanner is truly worth a visit. It is a magnificent white palace with terraces and balconies. The rose garden with classical sculptures provides a space for a peaceful stroll in the middle of a lively city. A member of the Pfanner family who has overseen the very fine renovations of the palace... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful, and cool garden on a hot day. Our group was somewhat tired after walking around this charming town, so it was very welcome to enjoy sitting in a nice shady area for a while. We had initially observed the garden from the famous Lucca wall as we rode past on bicycles. That vantage point may have been one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The gardens were the best in the city and beautifully laid out. I would have been happy to sit in there for some time but a party was being set up the day I was there so there was some disturbance.

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This palazzo offers 2 attractions : a beautiful garden full of roses and hydrangeas and a look at a couple of rooms inside the palazzo itself. The garden is an oasis of colour and tranquillity within the walls of Lucca and shouldn't be missed if you would like a quiet place to sit and eat lunch or just to sit... More

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Hartland, Mi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We, too, noticed the gardens during a walk along the wall and decided to visit a day later. Very pleasant and peaceful areas of the garden to just sit and relax, and there are many beautiful rose bushes surrounding the large fountain and scattered amongst the statues of the Greek Gods along the main pathway. The Palazzo is interesting and... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
56 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

i loved this palace a lot, it's small in size but with lots of things to offer. it's really beautiful from the inside with all the wall and ceiling paintings, the remaining furniture, and the big chandelier that will meet you as you enter into the reception hall. some of the rooms are kept fully furnitured like the bed room,... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

You can see the majority of this small but pleasant garden from the city wall, so check the view from ther first. If you wish for some quiet and maybe some shade then it's worth the few Euros to enter, if not just move on by, though on a hot day the fountain area is attractive and appealing.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A lovely formal Italian garden, that includes statues, fountain and paths, but also includes colour from roses and hydrangeas. The palazzo is interesting, has pretty natural frescoes on the walls. You can see through about six rooms only, but I enjoyed it.

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Hertfordshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We only went to the garden, as much as anything to take respite from the 34C heat. The house seemed expensive to visit and was not what we were looking for Mainly roses around a fountain with statues of the Greek gods, all very nice. we saw it from the walls but the reality was equally good Maybe a bit... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The palazzo was so-so but the gardens were wonderful. See if you can get admission only to the garden. The palazzo's not worth any extra money. FYI: there is a toilet in the corner of the garden; not necessary to pay for admission to the palazzo to use the toilet.

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