Is one of the most beautiful private residences of Italy.

The twelve rooms that are open to the public are beautifully furnished with furniture, porcelains, alabaster collections and other valuable items representing Italian, European and Oriental art dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
The palace was visited by kings and princes, and film directors such as Luchino Visconti who used the palace as a film set (in 1964 Luchino Visconti chose the palace for part of the shooting of “Vaghe Stelle dell’Orsa” (“Sandra”), featuring Jean Sorel and Claudia Cardinale, which won the Venice Festival’s Golden Lion).

Visiting these beautifully frescoed rooms is like reliving the magic atmosphere of times past.
The palace is still inhabited by descendants of the Viti Family.

Construction was begun at the end of the 16th century by Attilio Incontri, a Volterran nobleman. The facade, attributed to Bartolommeo Ammannati, is a rare and fine example of the style that marked a transition between Renaissance and Baroque architecture. (read more…)

Giuseppe Viti (1816-1860) was one of important characters of the19th century history of Volterra and he was an exponent of the particular and unique activity in Italy that local people called “the Alabaster Travellers’ Movement” which permitted the city to reach a good economic level. (read more…)