I’ve been spying this building each morning on my morning walk on the wall and it took me a few days to realize that it was the Palazzo Pfanner. Just outside of Lucca there are various villas that you can visit but this one is right in the centro and was the perfect outing for a misty day.
The house itself was really quite spectacular, although there is just one floor that’s open to the public. The gardens really won me over and I can imagine whiling away an afternoon seated under a rose covered trellis reading a book.
Lemon trees heavy with fruit lined a pathway through the garden and we were almost tempted to pick a few, but seeing that we were visiting a museum we resisted. It’s quite amazing that there’s this much open space preserved in the centro of Lucca.
Via degli Asili 33