Before Barchessa after Foresteria

Vincenzo Scamozzi1602

Museo della Calzatura di Villa Foscarini Rossi

Museo della Calzatura di Villa Foscarini Rossi

Guest Lodge façade, building used at first as Warehouse and later as prestigious location where to host guests.

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  • Title: Before Barchessa after Foresteria
  • Creator: Vincenzo Scamozzi
  • Date Created: 1602
  • Location Created: Riviera del Brenta, Venice, Italy
  • Provenance: The building, dated early 17th century, was born at first as "Barchessa". In fact the Cellar was used as warehouse for the agricultural tools they needed to farm their land ownership, while the present Attic was a granary where their harvests (mainly wheat and grain) were put to get dry. Only later, due to the increase of the family's esteem, the building became "Foresteria", that was a place to host the Foscarini's nobles guests. The word "Foresteria", indeed, means who is "foreign", a stranger.
  • Type: Villa


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