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Palazzo Viti, Volterra

One of the town’s most beautiful historic homes, where Luchino Visconti filmed a movie

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Palazzo Viti is one of Volterra’s historic homes and is now a house museum that’s open to the public.

Its construction began in the late sixteenth century by local nobleman Attilio Incontri and the design of the facade is attributed to Bartolomeo Ammannati. 

The palazzo was bought by Giuseppe Viti in 1850, who had it restored and now its interiors contain nineteenth-century decorations and furnishings, a large collection of alabasters, old oriental objects that belonged to Viti, an eclectic traveller and alabaster dealer. 

In 1964, the sumptuous rooms of Palazzo Viti were chosen as a location for one of Luchino Visconti’s films, who shot some of the scenes of his “Vaghe Stelle dell’Orsa” here, which won the Golden Lion in Venice.

Info: palazzoviti.it

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