Villa Widmann

Mira, Italy

The Villa Widmann-Foscari is located at the shores of the river Brenta located in the small town of Mira, between Venice and Padua. The present palace was built in the 18th century; a succession of families including the Scerimann, Donà, Foscari, had previously owned the site. The present villa was apparently designed and built in 1719 by Alessandro Tirali, a Venetian architect.

The Widmanns commissioned the internal frescoes mainly by Giuseppe Angeli, a pupil of Giambattista Piazzetta, and Gerolamo Mengozzi Colonna, who worked with Tiepolo. The Villa is surrounded by cypress and horse-chestnut trees, and gardens interspersed by several stone statues of gods, nymphs and cupids. A Barchessa (a protruding arcade wing usually functioning as storage sheds or stables) and a small church, where Elisabetta and Arianna Widmann are buried, are also part of the Villa’s buildings.

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Via Nazionale 421, Mira, Italy
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Founded: 1719
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Ya Ya (4 months ago)
Nice ?
Vernon McClure (11 months ago)
Stopped here to pick up local info and maps.
Vernon McClure (11 months ago)
Stopped here to pick up local info and maps.
massimo malvestio (15 months ago)
Ancient mansion with astonishing paintings and a nice park
massimo malvestio (15 months ago)
Ancient mansion with astonishing paintings and a nice park
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