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VILLA WIDMANN REZZONICO FOSCARI

Address:
Via Nazionale, 420
Mira, Veneto 30034, IT
tel. (+39)041424973- fax (+39)0414266560

Category: Villa&Castle

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The 18th century traveller who - in the course of his traditional Grand Tour of Italy aboard a private burchio, a typical barge - decided to climb the
Brenta from Venice to Padua, could not but help admire one of the jewels of late Venetian baroque, Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari and its estate, at a bend in the river. Commissioned in the early 18th century by the Serimann, Venetian nobles of Persian origin, a half a century was to pass before the great country house assumed its present aspect when the Widmann family bought the property and refurbished it in the French rococo style then much in vogue. The villa's grand salon has a ceiling reaching to a height of two floors with a suggestive gallery midway, and is completely frescoed in pleasingly light shades that notably add to the luminosity of the room.



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