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Address: Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 954029
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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Gorgeous gardens & informative house

Where Portrait of a Lady was filmed. We went on a hot day in Lucca to see the fabulous garden I had peaked at from the walls of Lucca. There were plenty of chairs to sit, rest and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wandering through the few rooms of the house that are open, it is easy to imagine the elegance of former times. However the surgical instruments and medical equipment on display are not for the faint-hearted. Even looking out at the lovely garden, it is difficult to remove an impression of intimate discomfort. Outside the statues, fountain and flowery walks produce... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Where Portrait of a Lady was filmed. We went on a hot day in Lucca to see the fabulous garden I had peaked at from the walls of Lucca. There were plenty of chairs to sit, rest and enjoy the perfume of the jasmine and roses, the shade....it was hot, the vistas back to the water feature and statues. You... More 

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Ormskirk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Palazzo is being renovated but the garden is superb. Whilst it is not large it is a haven of peace...something we need in this troubled world!

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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238 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This great mansion house and garden is one of Lucca's attractions that we definitely recommend for a visit. The construction of Palazzo Pfanner dates back to 1660 and later became associated with the Pfanner family in the 19th century. The house itself is grand with highly regarded frescoes. The garden is small but beautiful - adorned with numerous lemon trees... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just inside the old city wall, this impressive palazzo has a beautiful small garden. The palazzo itself is incredible, with amazing interiors. Unmissable.

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utrecht
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A nice place to visit, the garden is relaxing, the rooms upstiars are wonderfull. It's not very big though.

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South UK
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is one of the less-visited palazzos in Lucca and underservedly-so. The gardens are beautiful and quiet and peaceful while the house is interesting as is the family story.

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Amityville, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

take a detour from biking to stroll the gardens and enter this old palazzo. The artifacts within are interesting and well documented.

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Phoenix, AZ
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gardens here are worth a visit, beautiful and interesting. The inside hopefully is on the docket for restoration because it really needs it.

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Willunga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The formal gardens are beautiful with great statues. The palazzo is very impressive with a very good collection of artworks and a variety of room decorated in different periods. The top floor was closed because someone was sick which seemed a bit of poor organization by those running the place - you pay to see it and then only get... More 

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