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Review of La Malcontenta

La Malcontenta
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US$125.58*
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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta...
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Mira
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

to see a Palladio villa maintained as this one has is an experience beyond compare. Indeed a treat! Not to be missed.

Thank Patricia F
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

La Malcontenta is a little jewel from Palladio. Hidden away just appear to you at the end of a secluded garden. Very beautifully proportioned only “il piano nobile” can be visited and photos are not allowed of the inside. The garden is well proportioned as the Villa itself. Highly recommended.

Thank Travelaround59
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Unfortunately, we only saw the exterior (and I am not sure if the interior can be seen), but what we saw was quite impressive. The building is quite huge and its front is quite different from its back facade. Its front facade reminds of Venetian villas, while at the back it looks like a renaissance building.

Thank Mira V
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This small gem is located on the Brenta Canal, and best viewed from it, as Palladio designed. Only the gardens and one floor ( piano nobile) are open - and only for 2 days a week - so check the website first, and when on it, how to get there (about 7 mins walk) from the bus stop from Padua or Venice. There are almost no signs!
The design is superbly balanced, but it is a small villa. No photography allowed inside. The frescoes are very good, with some good visual jokes, and excellent trompe l'oeil effects - very realistic. It is a perfect villa of its type.
So why a 4 rating? Staff. Poor ticket office, few welcomes, and little information. Inside there are printed guide sheets, if only you can find them! Once located, fine, in about 4 languages. One person inside, no welcome, no suggestion about the guide sheets, giving a long talk to 4 persons and ignoring 20. Such a contrast to so many properties in the UK!.
Gardens are so so, but we are spoiled in the UK.
So, well worth a visit, but the staff could do so much more!

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This villa was designed by the famous Palladio after which Thomas Jefferson style his designs. You can tour the main level and enjoy all the frescoes but the furnishings are not of the period. No photos are allowed inside. On a dark rainy day, it is hard to see the frescoes as the lighting is limited.

2  Thank mjrg59
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