Villa Foscari is the only one of Palladio, along the Riviera del Brenta, and the first villa that you meet coming from Venice.
The Villa was built around 1560 by Palladio for Nicola and Alvise Foscari.
Palladio chose to build the villa in a narrow Brenta bend where the sailors were forced to slow down. And in fact it is positioned in such a way that it can be admired to the best.
Interior of Villa Foscari in Riviera del Brenta
The gardens of Villa Foscari in Riviera del Brenta
When you exit from the villa, explore the gardens.
On the back the villa is completely different.
The garden was rebuilt by the last owner based on Palladio drawings.
It is composed of several flowerbeds, a small maze, and long tree-lined avenues.
Around the complex are the ancient annexes of the villa itself, such as the barchessa and the greenhouse (not visitable).
Curiosity on Villa Foscari
Information for the visit of Villa Foscari in Riviera del Brenta
Villa Foscari is 2 km from the agriturismo Ca’ Marcello, and you can reach it taking the direction of Malcontenta. At the turn leading to the village you can see a narrow street (Via dei Turisti).
At the end of the stone road there is the entrance gate to the villa. Ring the bell and wait for someone to open (sometimes you have to wait a few minutes).
Opening hours: Tuesday and Saturday morning from 9.00 to 12.00.
On the official facebook page of Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, there are other opening hours updated every week.
Enrance fee: 10,00 euro
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Riviera del Brenta in bicicletta