A historical residence in the centre of Volterra

Built on an earlier foundation, at the end of the sixteenth century, Palazzo Cangini Westinghouse is a private residence still inhabited by direct descendants of the original Cangini family, who are more recently connected to a branch of the Westinghouses.

Among the rooms of the Palazzo that may be visited are the ornate period bedroom known as Alcova used by members of the Austrian Imperial family, including the Tuscan Grand Duke, Leopold II. Also, the frescoed Sala Impero, with its gilt and mirrors, the Studiolo that houses some of the family’s antique books, the Salotto Verde with its view of the roof garden and, then the Sala da Pranzo and Studio in which are found mementos of the inventor George Westinghouse, great grandfather of the present owner.

The visit to Palazzo Cangini Westinghouse is made memorable by a pervading sense of continuity between a distant past and contemporary daily life.

Palace Museum Cangini-Westinghouse


Via Gramsci 62
56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone +39 342 7624300


Please Note

The House Museum is not currently open.

With guided tour: NA
Reduced ticket with guided visits (groups of at least 10 people and students): NA
For children under 10 years: NA

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