The villas of the Riviera del Brenta

Villa Foscarini Rossi

Villa Foscarini Rossi

The halls of the Villa have been converted into a museum site, whereas those of the Guest Quarters now host conferences, meetings, receptions, concerts, exhibitions.

1 / 2, Doge Pisani street, Stra
Tel 049/9801091
From April to October
On Monday 9 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. – 12.30 a.m.; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
On Saturday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (guided tours)
On Sunday and holidays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 25 , May 1, June 2: open
August 15 and Sundays in August: closed
In January, February, March, November and December: from Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
On Saturday, Sunday and holidays: closed
Closed from Christmas to Epiphany

Villa Nazionale Pisani


In Strà the visitor finds the grandest villa of the Riviera. The Villa Pisani, also called la Nazionale.
Commissioned by the family Pisani, it was erected to glorify the ascent of Alvise, when he was elected Doge, the highest political office in Venice.

The extensive park features groups of sculptures and numerous buildings, but it also guards one of the rarest jewels of 18th century landscape gardening, the evergreen labyrinth.

7, Doge Pisani street, Stra Tel 049/502074
From April to September 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. From October to March 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed: Mondays, May 1, Christmas, New Year’s Day.
The maze is open from April to September 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; 2:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., except for maintenance or bad weather .

Villa Badoer Fattoretto and “del Villano” museum

Villa Badoer Fattoretto
2, Tito street, Dolo
Tel 041/410113
Tel. 347 8243292
The villa is open every Sunday and on holidays in April, May, June, September and October, visits at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Villa Widmann

Villa Widmann

Villa Widmann, originally built in the early 18th century for the Sceriman family, Venetian nobles of Persian origin, and refurbished by the Widmann family in the French rococo style.

420, Nazionale street, Mira
Tel 041/424973
In March, April and October 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
From May to September: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on working Mondays.
From November to February: open only at the week-end and on holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Barchessa Valmarana

Barchessa Valmarana

In Mira, in the 17th century, the Valmarana family built a villa with two L-shaped barchesse (colonnaded wings).
The impact of this architectural complex on visitors, as they walked up the large riverside gardens to the house and the imposing portico of the two wings was very powerful.
The villa also had an extensive park in the back.
18th century frescoes depicting allegorical scene attributed to the Tiepolo school adorn the rooms.

11, Valmarana street, Mira
Tel 041/4266387 Or mobile phone 349/3977690
Open from March to October: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Monday.
The rest of the year by appointment.

Villa Foscari – “La Malcontenta”

Barchessa Valmarana

Malcontenta is the last village the traveller will meet along the Brenta river before entering Venice, a small cluster of houses almost dwarfed by the imposing Villa by the same name built by Palladio around 1560 for the Foscari family.

9, Dei Turisti street, Malcontenta di Mira
Tel 041/5470012
From May to October, open on Tuesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
On the other days: groups only, by appointment (except on Monday)
Closed from November to April.