Malcontenta,
Villa Foscari known as "la Malcontenta"
Villa Foscari called la Malcontenta, finished in 1560 for Nicoḷ and Luigi Foscari, represents one of Andrea Palladio’s most ingenious architectonic solutions for its harmonious and elegant, but at the same time solemn and compact, form. The northern front is formed by a ionic pronaos laid on a high base accessible by two lateral staircases. The southern facade is simpler, dominated by the large window which lights the central hall of the main floor. The interior is grandiose, with a large hall in the form of a Greek cross. There are frescos on allegorical and mythological themes by Giambattista Zelotti and Battista Franco.
The Villa can be visited from 1st May until 31st October on Tuesdays, Saturdays and the first Sunday of the month from 9.00 to 12.00. There is an admission fee. (tel. 041/5470012)
From Valle Averto, S.S. Romea towards Mestre, follow the signs for Malcontenta (c. 12 km)
From San Donà di Piave,
S.S. 14 as far as Mestre then take S.S. 309 Romea following the signs for Malcontenta (c. 43 km)
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