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Palazzo Pfanner

Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 954029
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Ranked #11 of 40 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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Leek, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I was looking for something to do in Lucca and my friend suggested I visit Palazzo Pfanner. The gardens are stunning and very peaceful. Worth taking your book and sitting on one of the many benches and enjoying he smell of the citrus trees and the sound of the fountain. The ceiling in the house are amazing so remember to... More

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Estero, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After seeing multitudes of museums, Cathedrals, Duomos, and leaning towers, this was a nice little diversion. The gardens were the real draw. Beautiful and very peaceful. Nice to get away from all the tour crowds. Not a major draw, but as I said an island of peace much needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The garden was in full bloom and the lemon trees laden with ripe lemons which was a lovely stroll. The palazzo itself is a bit empty - some rooms have been set up to recreate the style of its heyday. Most of the display was of early 20th C medical instruments. Interesting if you like that sort of stuff (... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the Palazzo Pfanner not knowing what to expect. We had seen it many times from the city walls. We had even sat on the overlooking benches on the walls wondering what the place was supposed to be. However, seeing it from the walls is definitely not the same as seeing the true beauty of the place first hand.... More

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Lima, Perú
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went in June 2014, with a group of school friends, we didn't know what to expect, the place is magical, the garden is really beautiful and peaceful. The Palazzo is very well conserved like if someone is leaving there. We really enjoy the place. Lucca is an enchanting town.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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