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Palazzo Pfanner

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Address: Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 954029
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Activities: Viewing foliage, Walking
Description: A visit to this 17th-century villa with its magnificent gardens is well...
A visit to this 17th-century villa with its magnificent gardens is well worthwhile.
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Small but worth seeing

Be aware that the entrance fee to the garden and house although not expensive only allows access to one floor of the house and it is not that extensive. The gardens are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens here are amongst the best in Lucca. Nicely laid out in an Italianate style with statues and fountains, lemon trees and colourful flowers. Look out for the beautiful young woman by the orangery who seems to be blowing her brains out with a revolver. Maybe she thought her cosmetic surgery wasn't satisfactory! You can sit in the sun... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Be aware that the entrance fee to the garden and house although not expensive only allows access to one floor of the house and it is not that extensive. The gardens are beautiful. The gardens can be seen from the wall surrounding Lucca but are appreciated more by paying to get in and getting up close and personal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and a delightful oasis of peace. A great place to escape the hustle and bustle and chill

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely interesting gardens and house right next to the city wall take a bike to it these can be hired in a number of places within the city.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to escape the hustle and bustle. Cool and peaceful gardens at the rear. Worth a visit just for a change of pace.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A sense of history pervades these beautiful gardens. Fountains, statues, tubs of lemon trees, green lawns give an air of serenity. However, 4 or 6 euros seemed a lot to pay, when most of the garden can be seen from the wall.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Palazzo Pfanner is one of the most beautiful buildings in Lucca and it's surrounded by one of the most beautiful gardens in the area. Altough it's worth visiting Palazzo Pfanner, I think you can get the best view of it if you climb the city walls just behind and look at it from distance, from where you can see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The gardens are so beautiful, it's a really lovely spot to read a book in the shade of the trees during the heat of the day, or to take a picnic and sit on the lawns. Only a step away from the hustle and bustle of Lucca's streets and you are inside an oasis of peace.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wondering around the villa you can see some lovely frescoes on the walls and ceilings. I was more interested in the family history laid out in the villa which houses a collection of medical instruments used by members of the family. Fascinating to see how an Austrian brewer could end up owning a palazzo in Lucca. The garden is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I arrived just at the perfect moment when the light was amazing. I tried to go in but they were closing in half and hour and the strident ticket taker would not let me in. I asked her if she was Italian and she said no. Go early.

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