The Riviera del Brenta and the surrounding Barchessa Levi Morenos B & B Venice Mira

Among the `400 and` 700, until the fall of the Republic of Venice, villas were built everywhere in the Veneto region. The Riviera del Brenta 'is transformed to a point that was defined as the ideal continuation of the Grand Canal. It is a set of districts and green spots along the 'ancient course of a river linking Padova to Venice. Ideal extension of Venice onto the mainland, almost a sixth of the lagoon city, the Riviera del Brenta lived from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century a golden age that has turned into `the privileged place of resort of the rich Venetian nobles.

VILLA PISANI   Strà - Venezia -

The majestic villa of the noble Pisani overlooking the Riviera del Brenta, the ideal continuation of the Grand Canal in Venice mainland. After hosting its 114 rooms in the Doges, kings and emperors, now a national museum that houses works of art and furnishings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries including Giambattista Tiepolo's masterpiece Glory of the Pisani family, the frescoed ceiling of the room dance.


The traveler in the eighteenth century that dealt with the traditional Tour d'Italie, on board of its burchio typical coastal boat, decided to move up the Brenta from Padua to Venice, could not help but admire it, in one of the loops formed by the river, a of the jewels of the late Venetian baroque, the complex of Villa Widmann Rezzonico Foscari. Built in the early eighteenth century by the will of Serimann (or Scerimann), Venetian nobles but of Persian origin, the house gained its current shape only in the middle of the century, when the family Widmann, after purchasing the property, the modernized adapting to the French Rococo style, then much in vogue. The main body so got a new look, becoming a receiving house for parties and receptions, during which time, music, food and dancing was often joined the game. To embellish the main hall thought the two artists, so much disputed in the Venetian Giuseppe Angeli (1712-1798), disciple of Giambattista Piazzetta, and Gerolamo Mengozzi Colonna, special sizes, favorite collaborator by Tiepolo



Villa Foscari Malcontenta was designed by Andrea Palladio for Niccol ò Luigi Foscari and was built in 1560 and perhaps as reminiscent of inscription on the pediment. There are reports of this villa on some maps dated 1563. Palladian building responds to the fees expressed by the Venetian humanist circles, attentive to a recovery of classical language of architecture, without forgetting the functional needs of agriculture. This is reflected in the structure of discontent that saw reconciled classical elements (such as the large central Ionic portico, surmounted by the eardrum) and other less "noble", such as arcades or arches used for agricultural and deposits made from materials that just fine. Another feature is the architectural form of the building, which has cubic; not, however, never heavy, with large windows (which ideally also the networking and internal nature of the house) and also due to the clear rhythmic scanning textured surfaces . The main facade is striking for its loggia with Ionic capitals as part of a frame that surrounds the entire villa. The front, facing the Brenta, has a base that raises a substantial protection against floods, making it especially majestic. The entrance to the main floor of the building juts out sharply from the body and is designed by Palladio as a true porch with columns that continues on the sides.


Prato della Valle, one of the symbols of Padua is a great elliptical piazza, as well as being the largest square in Padua, is one of Europe's largest (88,620 sqm), second only to Red Square in Moscow. The square is actually a big monumental space featuring an island green center, called Memmia Island in honor of the mayor, who commissioned the work, surrounded by a canal adorned by a double stand numbered statues of famous personalities from the past that according to the project original had to be 88. Today we can observe, however, only 78 statues with 8 pedestals topped by obelisks and 2 empty. Four roads cross the small bridge on Meadow, then meet at the center of the islet.
The arrangement is inspired by the great tradition of Venetian patrician garden, here for the first time this was diverted from the private, proposed, according to the neoclassical concepts such as urban planning and environmental qualification solution.

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