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Address: Via Degli Asili 33, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583 954029

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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The gardens with the lemon trees & statues were lovely & provided a nice shady, quiet spot to sit for a while. The medical instruments exhibited were fascinating, & showed how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spend some time in this fine example of a seventeenth century Palazzo with its well maintained Baroque garden. The combined garden and apartment ticket is just 6 euros. The apartment houses period furnishings and a collection of old medical instruments belonging to Pietro Pfanner who was a surgeon, philanthropist and Mayor of Lucca in the 1920s.

Thank gastronaut2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens with the lemon trees & statues were lovely & provided a nice shady, quiet spot to sit for a while. The medical instruments exhibited were fascinating, & showed how little some practices have changed, & some were a little gruesome. The rooms were nice but there isn't an awful lot to see - just a kitchen, dining room... More 

Thank PoppyHudson
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palazzo Pfanner is not on a main street or very visible but with the tourist map is not hard to find. Is a gorgeous palace although you can only visit the residence part of the palace. The palace was built in the 1600's and the Pfanner family bought in the mid 1800's and still own it today. Although some... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Aug 16 Gardens are beautifully designed. Central pond flanked by rose bushes and classical statues of Zeus and other gods. Occasional benches and seats provide rest areas. Many colours and beautiful scents. You can easily lose a few hours in this beautiful place. Highly recommend.

Thank DWB1982
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where 'Portrait of a Lady' was filmed with Nicole Kidman, worth a visit whilst you're here. Small entrance fee, but gardens are nice to walk around and a few rooms to see also. Gives you an idea of the history here.

Thank Mareofessex
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden here can be spied from the city walls, and this led us to visit. It is absolutely wonderful: a lovely cool oasis in the middle of the hot, medieval city, complete with bubbly fountain and the glorious colours of the planting. The Palazzo itself, whilst modest in size is well worth a visit, if only for the views... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you got a lot of time to sit for a longer while, relax and enjoy lemon trees in the garden, sure. On the other hand, if you want to just cruise through the gardens (I stress that because gardens > the palace itself) just don't. After all, you will be walking just above them enjoying the city walls...

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We saw this garden from the wall and decided to investigate it later when we had completed the full circuit. Although it is not big we were not disappointed it is so peaceful and beautifully maintained creating many photo opportunities. The sound of running water in the fountain on a very hot day is extremely pleasant. There are many nooks... More 

Thank Eleanor H
Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Very worthwhile stop in Lucca not a too distant walk from Puccini Museum. Gardens are noteworthy ans a tranquil, shady oasis.

Thank Seez
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Do visit both the garden and read about its history. Then the house also shows a lot about how the town of Lucca developed, what life could have been like.

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