Palazzo PfannerCurrently Closed
- Address: Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca Province of Lucca, Italy, 55100
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 390-583954029
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Estate, Palace, Statue, Arts And Crafts, Fountain, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
The construction of Palazzo Pfanner dates back to 1660. Passing down to different noble families that kept on adding to the construction and beauty of the place, the last family that it belonged to was the Pfanner. The Palazzo is still the property of the Pfanner family, who, starting in 1995, has undertaken the demanding work of improvement by initiating restoration and has opened the Palazzo to visitors.
With its lawns, its ornamental flowers, forest plants, and earthenware pots of lemons that accompany the monumental string of 18th century statues depicting the deities of Greek Olympus and the Four Seasons, the Palazzo Pfanner garden, ascribed to the genius of Filippo Juvarra, represents an excellent example of a baroque garden laid out in the heart of medieval Lucca. The octagonal fountain-basin set in the intersection of the two central paths and the elegant north facing lemon-house with on its top two lions and a basilisk, the emblem of the Controni family, decorate a green space where alternate box-wood and laurel hedges, two ancient bamboo cane thickets, yews, pines, magnolias, a long-standing camelia, bushes of peonies and hortensias, roses and pots of geraniums.
The Residence of Palazzo Pfanner, the only part of the Palazzo which currently can be visited, contains a large reception hall with frescoes painted around 1720 by Pietro Paolo Scorsini, belonging to the so-called 'quadraturismo', some lateral rooms with a vast set of period furniture, furnishings, sacred objects and a splendid 14th century wooden statue depicting the Archangel Michael.
The Residence has a permanent exhibition of medical-surgical instruments and ancient medical texts that belonged to Dr. Pietro Pfanner (1864-1935), the surgeon, philanthropist and mayor of Lucca from 1920 to 1922.
- There are many events happening in the place, details of which are available on the website.
- A part of the place is also available for accommodation.
- By bus
- Ristorante Pizzeria Antico Sigillo
- Trattoria da Leo
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95% of people who visit Lucca include Palazzo Pfanner in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
62.32% of people start their Palazzo Pfanner visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Palazzo Pfanner
59.78% of people prefer walking in order to reach Palazzo Pfanner
Extremely nice palace view. Very well maintained garden. It only gets 4 out of 5 stars because the food was not that exceptional as the view.
A relaxing escape from the crowds and stores. Plenty of space in the garden to hang out.
Very picturesque. Get the joint ticket for six euros for overhead photos of the stunning garden
Wonderful visit. A view into some of the history of Lucca. Highly recommended. Don't miss it.
If you are in Lucca, be sure to visit this place. You will not regret it.