Famous Palaces Tour of Lucca, Lucca

As an ancient city of Italy, Lucca has monumental palaces of architectural and historical value. The famous buildings are enriched by marvelous gardens, old statues and originally designed rooms. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy the beauty of the palaces of Lucca.
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Famous Palaces Tour of Lucca Map

Guide Name: Famous Palaces Tour of Lucca
Guide Location: Italy » Lucca (See other walking tours in Lucca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: Dee
Palazzo Bertolli

1) Palazzo Bertolli

The Palazzo Bertolli is located outside the Walled City of Lucca, on Viale Cavour. The building was established between 1910 and 1912. The building is of a considerable size and is built of brick. The most relevant and significant thing about it is its numerous decorative details that adorn the façade. There are also two towers with balconies that offer a great view of the city. The window frames decorate the upper floors that are made by the sculptor Francesco Lucchese...   view more
Palazzo Brancoli Pantera

2) Palazzo Brancoli Pantera

The Palazzo Brancoli Pantera is a palace located on Via Vittorio Veneto in Lucca. The building dates from the seventeenth century and has a beautiful, private garden. Between the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the garden of the palace was defaced for the creation of a garage with a terrace. Today it has an unusual shape with access from the north side and has some paths to the circular fountain. The palace is dominated by a large magnolia, numerous species of flowers and a small...   view more
Palazzo della Magione del Tempio

3) Palazzo della Magione del Tempio

The Palazzo della Magione Temple is located in Piazza della Magione. In the late nineteenth century, the building underwent a complete renovation. The garden was created in the seventeenth century and kept its form until the late nineteenth century. In 1940, the garden was considered the property of the Botanical Garden of Lucca, which also enriched many singular varieties of flowers, trees and shrubs. Today there are also species like wild pears, olive tree, a palm tree and other beautiful...   view more
Palazzo Ducale

4) Palazzo Ducale

The Ducal Palace is located on the site of the Fortezza Augustan, it used to be the residence of condottiero Castruccio Castracani. The palace is of large size and owes its current appearance to the restoration in 1578 (from the left side to the central portal). The palace includes a central court, which is unfinished. It has a double portico with pillars and, in the center, a statue of the Lucchese lawyer Francesco Carrara. On the left is another unfinished court, known as Cortile degli...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Palazzo Orsetti

5) Palazzo Orsetti

The Palazzo Orsetti is an old building founded in the sixteenth century by the Diodati family from Lucca. The building has two impressive facades; both of them are embellished with a monumental entrance. The corridors lead to the yard where there is a beautiful staircase that was designed by Matthew Civitali in 1515. There is a painting in the hall entitled "The conspiracy against Wallenstein" by Pietro Paolini and the "Santa Cecilia" by Onofrio Avellino. The living room of...   view more
Palazzo Pfanner

6) Palazzo Pfanner (must see)

The Palazzo Pfanner is located on the border of the Walls of Lucca. It was built in the second half of the seventeenth century and belonged to the Moriconi family. In 1860 it became the property of Felix Pfanner. The garden of the palace is located between the current building and the city wall. As the gate opens, you can see a paved area of square stone providing access to the garden. The green area in front of the building is divided into four areas of lawn and a pool, decorated with statues...   view more
Palazzo Fontana-Busdraghi

7) Palazzo Fontana-Busdraghi

The Palazzo Fontana-Busdraghi is located at the intersection of Via Busdraghi, 7 and Via Fillungo. The facade was completed in the sixteenth century, with a portal with columns and wooden doors decorated with coats of arms. The palace and its garden have an unusual shape. In 1630 the property was owned by Francis Busdraghi and in the second half of the century, he documented the existence of the garden, enclosed by high perimeter walls topped by a balustrade which is still viable. Today, the...   view more
Palazzo Massoni

8) Palazzo Massoni

The Palazzo Massoni is located on via dell'Angelo Custode. The palace was built in 1668 by Giovanni Controni. During the first half of the nineteenth century there lived the Massoni family. There is a particularly impressive garden that was created in the seventeenth century. The paths in the garden are bordered by low walls adorned in grotesque style with mosaics, brick and many decorative masks of exquisite marble. This decoration extends to the entire area of the...   view more

Walking Tours in Lucca, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Lucca

Create Your Own Walk in Lucca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lucca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sacred Tour in Lucca Part II

Sacred Tour in Lucca Part II

Lucca is a marvelous city that keeps the Walled City of Lucca teeming with places of worship. Their original design is retained and beautifully renovated in some of the churches. Take this part of the tour guide to admire the historical and religious buildings of Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Architectural Buildings in Lucca

Architectural Buildings in Lucca

Lucca is a wonderful city because of the numerous villas and palaces that represent twentieth century architecture. Buildings are enriched with detailed and elegant ornaments and original gardens. Take this tour guide to admire the most important and exquisite buildings in Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Sacred Tour in Lucca Part I

Sacred Tour in Lucca Part I

Lucca is a city that has remained intact in its original form, including a variety of architectural buildings like churches and cathedrals. These religious places kept their Medieval value. Lucca is also called “the city of 100 churches” because there are numerous churches in this old town. Take this tour guide to see the aged houses of worship in Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The Walled City of Lucca is one of the most famous places in Italy because of its wonderful buildings, squares, streets and other attractions. All of these represent its culture and history. This orientation walk gives you the opportunity to see the most outstanding places that Lucca has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Lucca's Pizzeria Walking Tour

Lucca's Pizzeria Walking Tour

Italy is a famous country not only because of its culture and wines but also because of its unique and appetizing pizza. Lucca is a city where you can find many pizzerias and some of them are famous in the entire country. Take this self-guided tour to discover and enjoy all kinds of pizza in Lucca.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Lucca's Landmarks Self Guided Tour

Lucca's Landmarks Self Guided Tour

Lucca is a unique city in Italy endowed with picturesque squares and outstanding buildings. There are also different attractive gardens that enrich almost every structure in this walled city. Take this tour to see the most incredible places Lucca has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km