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Villa Foscari

Villa Foscari, also known as "La Malcontenta" was built by Palladio in 1550 for the brothers Nicolò and Alvise Foscari. We don't know the exact origins of the name of the villa; probably it was the name of the village in which it was built, but it's possible that it was inspired by a melancholic picture of a woman in the villa.
At that time the villa became the centre of a new flowering in country life, with new economic and social activities. In 1800 the villa was unfortunately abandoned and it was only restored in the XX° century by private citizens and the state authorities.
As for its structure, the villa is taller than normal, as Palladio said that in this way each upper floor was destined to be for the owners. In the main room there is a fresco by Giambattista Zelotti, but unfortunately it's in poor condition. In the other rooms there are frescoes by Franco Battista, and again by Zelotti.

Address: Via dei Turisti, 9  30034 Mira Venezia
Opening Hours:
Tuesday and Saturday mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Other days and times by appointment
Phone: 041 420012; fax: 041 5449727 (from May to October)
Phone: 041 5203966; fax: 041 2770024 (from November to April)
Email:info@lamalcontenta.com


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