The shoe museum in Villa Foscarini Negrelli Rossi on the bank of the Brenta RiverUnknown places & works
The shoe museum in Villa Foscarini Negrelli Rossi on the bank of the Brenta River
The noble Venetian villas on the Brenta Riviera in Venice are undoubtedly unique places, ideal for those who want to understand how the aristocratic families of the Venetian Republic lived until the Napoleonic conquest in 1797.
In fact, the villas are unique architectural gems and they usually retain great cycles of frescoes painted by the best artists of the time.
But the Brenta villas may also hold some surprises. Inside the Villa Foscarini Negrelli Rossi, for example, close to the famous Villa Pisani in Stra, you can visit an interesting and original museum: the Museum of Footwear.
The villa now belongs to the Rossi family, owners of a major shoe factory. In 1995, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their company Rossimoda S.p.a., the family created the shoe Museum.
The exhibition, structured on different floors of the 17th century building, leads the visitor through the various rooms of the palace arranged in order to show an overview of the history of shoe, starting from 18th-century models to the exclusive pieces created for the biggest fashion houses!
If you wish to visit the magnificent villas on the Brenta we recommend our exclusive Brenta Rivera Private Villas Tour: accompanied by an experienced tour guide you will visit some of the finest historic homes with a convenient private transfer from Venice. Upon request, you can add to the itinerary Villa Foscarini Negrelli Rossi and its original shoe museum!
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