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
Further renovations were carried out in preparation for the royal visit of King Vittorio
In 1964 Luchino Visconti filmed a part of the Vaghe Stelle dellOrso in the palazzo
awarded the Leone doro at the Venice film festival.
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
You can find more informations about Palazzo Viti at the following