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La Malcontenta

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Address: Via Dei Turisti 9 | Malcontenta di Mira, 30034, Mira, Italy
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Beautiful villa

This small gem is located on the Brenta Canal, and best viewed from it, as Palladio designed. Only the gardens and one floor ( piano nobile) are open - and only for 2 days a week... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Kent, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This small gem is located on the Brenta Canal, and best viewed from it, as Palladio designed. Only the gardens and one floor ( piano nobile) are open - and only for 2 days a week - so check the website first, and when on it, how to get there (about 7 mins walk) from the bus stop from Padua... More 

1 Thank ihbScotland
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

This villa was designed by the famous Palladio after which Thomas Jefferson style his designs. You can tour the main level and enjoy all the frescoes but the furnishings are not of the period. No photos are allowed inside. On a dark rainy day, it is hard to see the frescoes as the lighting is limited.

1 Thank mjrg59
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Check the limited visiting hours, as this villa is well worth visiting - you see the genius of Palladio's design set in beautiful gardens. We would have liked to explore the lower floors too, but these weren't open. There is a bus stop nearby but check the frequency for the return trip.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Villa Foscari is only open to the public on Saturday and Tuesday mornings from 9.00 to 12.00. We travelled from Padua on the 53 bus leaving at 8.25 and arriving at Malcontenta at 9.20. We nearly missed the bus as we waited at the wrong bus stop. Do not go to stand 11 as the express bus to Venice leaves... More 

Thank ES1211
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

I was surprised by the less than favorable reviews as we loved this villa. It has retained its support buildings and its setting on the canal and the interiors are simple and beautiful. The grounds are not in pristine condition but i cannot imagine the cost of maintaining the structures themselves. The front and rear elevations are each different and... More 

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