The construction of the palazzo began at the end of the 16th century by a nobleVolterran, Attilio Incontri, minister to the Grand duke of Tuscany.
The fašade, attributed to Bartolomeo Ammannati , is forty three metres in length and sixteen metres wide. Two incomplete wings enclose two small inner courtyards on which the windows of the theatre Persio Flacco look out upon.
The original design contained a large porticoed courtyard with a view of the valley.
In 1816 the Incontri family sold part of the ground floor including the unfinished courtyard where later the theatre was built.

Benedetto Giuseppe Viti, an alabaster merchant and extensive traveller, purchased the palazzo in 1850 and made radical changes to the interior.
Further renovations were carried out in preparation for the royal visit of King Vittorio Emanuele
in 1861.
In 1964 Luchino Visconti filmed a part of the Vaghe Stelle dell’Orso in the palazzo awarded the Leone d’oro at the Venice film festival.

Seasonal opening
March to November:

from 9.00am to 1.00pm and
from 2.30pm to 6.00pm
Closed on Tuesday morning

by appointment tel. +39 0588 84047

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