The Palazzo Cuttica di Cassine is one of the most famous buildings in Alessandria and is located in the historic center of the city. Some of the rooms of the building are being used by the Museo Civico.
Palazzo Cuttica di Cassine Alessandria
The address of the Palazzo Cuttica di Cassine is Via Parma, 1 – 15100 Alessandria. Phone: +39 348 3373762. Opening times Museo Civico: Thursday to Sunday from: 15:00 till 19:00. Closed: Monday to Wednesday.
History and description
The Palazzo Cuttica di Cassine was built in the first half of the 18th century. The construction was commissioned by the Cuttica family who had peen part to the city’s nobility since the 14th century.
The Cutticas wanted to build a palace that could compete with the nearby Palazzo Ghilini, and the interior is richly decorated with Rococo and neo-classical art.
During the Napoleonic rule some French generals took up residence in the Palazzo Cuttica and in 1806 it became the Prefecture of Marengo.
After this, the palace changed hands several times before being bought by the City of Alessandria in the mid-20th century. Over the years it has been used as a Prefecture, Provincial Administration Office, Courthouse and Post Office.
Nowadays, it is the seat of the Conservatory Antonio Vivaldi and of the Museo Civico of Alessandria.