Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca
Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca Province of Lucca, Italy
Ticket Price: 5 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Palazzo Pfanner, Lucca
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.
Palazzo Pfanner Information
- 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.
How To reach Palazzo Pfanner by Public Transport
- By bus
Restaurants Near Palazzo Pfanner
- Ristorante Pizzeria Antico Sigillo
- Trattoria da Leo
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Amazing garden!! It's so quiet and so well-managed that it makes the perfect place tp rest after lunch. There is no bar or whatsoever service, but perhaps that is the reason why it is so quiet and relaxing.
Beautiful Place to visit! If you go to Lucca, visit palazzo pfanner!
Very unique accommodations in a 400 year old palace. Great host and beautiful gardens.
An interesting part of Lucca's history. A pretty palace but it's the garden that's really unique.
Absolutely lovely gardens and house. Worth a visit if you are in Lucca and breaks you away from the walled town.