Via degli Asili
Built in 1667, it has a late Renaissance touch to it and it is a typical example of Lucca's taste for asymmetry.
It is embraced by a marvelous Italian-style garden by Filippo Juvarra. Then there are the imposing stairway and the frescoes of the monumental hall by Scorsini and De Santi (first half of the 18th century). On the inside the Palazzo hosts, among other things, an exhibition of ancient surgical and medical instruments once owned by Pietro Pfanner (1864-1935), surgeon and mayor of Lucca from 1920 to 1922.
In recent decades the Palazzo was chosen as the movie set for films such as "Il Marchese del Grillo" by Mario Monicelli and "The Portrait of a Lady" by Jane Campion.