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La Malcontenta is a little jewel from Palladio. Hidden away just appear to you at the end of a secluded garden. Very beautifully proportioned only “il piano nobile” can be visited and photos are not allowed of the inside. The garden is well proportioned as...More
Unfortunately, we only saw the exterior (and I am not sure if the interior can be seen), but what we saw was quite impressive. The building is quite huge and its front is quite different from its back facade. Its front facade reminds of Venetian...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More