Villa Foscari La Malcontenta

Villa Foscari La Malcontenta

Villa Foscari, known as “La Malcontenta,” is a Palladian villa on the Brenta Riviera. Andrea Palladio built it in 1554 at the behest of two commissioners, the brothers Alvise and Nicolò Foscari, descendents of the Doge Francesco Foscari; it was the only residence designed by the celebrated architect from Vicenza in the province of Venice.

The architecture of Villa Foscari is a masterpiece of formal equilibrium: Palladio designed a perfectly symmetrical, three-story, central-plan building. The forms were inspired by a hexastyle Ionic-order temple.
The first floor of the Villa is decorated with a grand cycle of frescoes by Gian Battista Zelotti (who partnered, on many other works, with Paolo Veronese), with themes drawn mainly from Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

The present owners, descendents of the family that originally commissioned Palladio, completed renovation work begun in 1925 by its then-owner Albert Clinton Landsberg, who had found it in a state of total neglect.

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Visits

Individuals

April to October

From Tuesday to Saturday 9.00-12.00

Groups

By reservation only except Monday

From March to November

 

Closed

Monday

 

Visits price

Individuals

Entrance fee: € 10,00

 

Groups

Entrance fee: € 8,00 (min. 20 pax)

Entrance fee: € 6,00/8,00 students

Free: Children under 7 

Informations

Number of people: Min 1 - Max 50

 

Lunch area: Not available

 

Architectural barriers: Partly inaccessible 

 

Car parking: Outdoor area near the villa

 

Bus parking: Outdoor area near the villa

 

Services

Bookshop

Contacts

Via dei Turisti, 9
30034 Mira (VE)

+39 041 5470012 +39 041 5203966

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