20 Palazzo Pfanner

«The courtyard of Palazzo Pfanner seems to have been built to host shows, with its theater staircase and the vaulted atrium that fades away in the pleasant view of a cool green garden». (A. Suarès)

The construction of Palazzo Pfanner dates back to 1660. The Moriconi family, who were amongst the patrician merchants of Lucca, commissioned the building. The building houses a permanent exhibition of medical and surgical instruments from the end of the 19th century, which belonged to Pietro Pfanner, a famous physician, philanthropist and mayor of Lucca from 1920 to 1922.