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Palazzo Cangini Westinghouse

Via Antonio Gramsci 62, 56048 Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Volterra
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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 Studio in which are found mementos of the inventor George Westinghouse, great grandfather of the present owner.

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We visited the house on August 14th. we stumbled on this place as we were walking and looking for a place to eat. We met Mr. Westinghouse himself and his wife. He gave us the tour. What an extraordinary person. He showed us the house and told us about his family legacy. we were very impressed with his knowledge and... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went there during the White nights, when all the museums were open till 1am and the entry was free of charge. We had the tour by Mr Westinghouse himself!!! We couldn't believe our luck ;)

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