Villa Foscari is only open to the public on Saturday and Tuesday mornings from 9.00 to 12.00. We travelled from Padua on the 53 bus leaving at 8.25 and arriving at Malcontenta at 9.20. We nearly missed the bus as we waited at the wrong bus stop. Do not go to stand 11 as the express bus to Venice leaves from there at about the same time. The 53 bus goes from beyond the numbered bays, it is a local yellow bus. You can return from Malcontenta at 11.44 or 12.44. We had a lovely morning, really enjoyed being able to go inside this canal side Palladian villa. The building, the canal and garden setting and the frecoes that were painted on completion of the building, all make a perfect morning out.