Besides the beauty of its surroundings and its villas, the Riviera del Brenta is also known for its traditional shoe industry.
Already in the XVIIIth century, the “caegheri” (whose activity was linked to the manufacture and the care of footwear) actually designed and repaired shoes for Venetian nobility on holiday in their villas along the banks of the Brenta river.
As time passed by, the art of shoemaking became a major industry in the area.
The first unforgettable experience will be a visit to fabulous villa Foscarini-Rossi in Strà The eighteenth-century mansion hosts the Rossimoda Museum with more than 1,500 pairs of shoes. This exhibition is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the shoe factory Rossimoda and a number of famous designers as Fendi, Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Lacroix, Ungaro, Givenchy, Pucci.
Ancient shoes (dating back to XVIIIth and XIXth centuries) and Lagerfeld’s unique heels (for cruel mistresses) are surrounded by amazing frescos, magic and mysticism.
If you are willing to visit the museum, just click on the following link
You’ve filled your heart with dreams…now it’s time to go shopping!
The tour continues to the numerous factory outlet stores, which are open to the public. If you want to make the most of your shopping experience, this is what you’re looking for: from elegant and classic Ballin shoes and dazzling jewellery shoes by Shy, to the ultimate trendy fashion designed by Serenissima and Angi, and chic creations by Kallist
Soft leather, fine manufacture and exquisite design at a factory price.
At the reception shoe addicts (former Cinderellas) can find an up-to-date list of factory outlet stores with contact details, opening days and hours.
Enjoy your shopping!
A two people overnight stay in a classic room, breakfast included, admittance to the Footwear Museum in Stra for 2 people, the outlets’ map and half day shuttle service at disposal