Greek temple-front design of La Malcontenta rises high above the banks
of the Brenta river near the coastal lagoon of Venice.
The brothers Nicolo and Alvise Foscari commissioned
La Malcontenta in the late 1550s, and it was nearly complete by the
time of Nicolo's death in 1560. Interestingly, the villa's ownership
was returned to the Foscari family in the present generation, and they
have overseen a careful renovation.
source of the villa's traditional name is unsettled. Perhaps it was
originally the name of the village where the villa is situated, or perhaps
it describes the melancholy woman pictured in one of the frescos.
Location: Malcontenta di Mira (Venice District)
Hours: Tuesday and Saturday, 9:00 a. m.-12:00 noon
Also by appointment, telephone 041/520-3966