Discover the History of Villa Foscarini Rossi

Witness of more than four centuries of life.

Museo VFR-Foscarini building in Stra (1709/1709) by Vincenzo Maria CoronelliMuseimpresa

1602


The Venetian nobleman Jacopo Foscarini completed the renovation of a country house along the banks of the Brenta river, where he already owned a farm, giving the task to the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi.

Museo VFR-Frescoed ballroom (1652/1652) by Pietro Liberi and Domenico De BruniMuseimpresa

1652

Alvise Foscarini, nephew of Jacopo, decided to decorate a nearby guestlodge to celebrate the wedding of his son. The painters Domenico de' Bruni and Pietro Liberi painted it with an elaborated perspective game and eloquent allegories.

Museo VFR-Egyptian Room by Vincenzo ScamozziMuseimpresa

1838

The Main Villa (acquired by the Garzoni family, then by the Negrelli family), was renovated many times, adapting it to the taste of time and the needs of the following owners.

Museo VFR-Before Barchessa after Foresteria (1602/1602) by Vincenzo ScamozziMuseimpresa

1943

At the end of World War II, the right wing of the Guestlodge was hit by a bomb of the allied forces, being broken down. Probably the real goal was the bridge over the Brenta canal, a strategic point of connection between the two banks of the river.

Museo VFR-Luigino Rossi bought the Main Villa and the Guesthouse (1989/1989) by Villa Foscarini Rossi Shoe MuseumMuseimpresa

1989

Luigino Rossi, owner of the Rossimoda factory, who had been living in the old stables on the property since the 1970s, bought the Main Villa and Guestlodge.

Museo VFR-Restoration of Villa Foscarini (1993/1993) by Shoe MuseumMuseimpresa

1989 - 1993

Luigino undertook an important work of recovery of the two dilapidated buildings, under the direction of the architect Vincenzo Testoni.

Museo VFR - Porsche Design Room (1978/2005) by RossimodaMuseimpresa

1993

The Shoe Museum of Villa Foscarini Rossi opened to the public in the Main Villa. The exhibition testifies the entrepreneurial path of Rossimoda manufactory, thanks to the several collaborations between the factory and the most prestigious fashion houses of the world.

Museo VFR-Ballroom for business event by Shoe MuseumMuseimpresa

1993

The Guestlodge has become a venue for a variety of social events,  as ideal setting for meetings, receptions, concerts, product presentations and fashion shows.

Museo VFR-LVMH (2003/2003) by RossimodaMuseimpresa

2003

The French luxury financial group LVMH acquired control of Rossimoda and the whole estate of Villa Foscarini Rossi.

Museo VFR - Shoe Museum (1993/1993) by Vincenzo ScamozziMuseimpresa

2015

The Shoe Museum becomes independent from the Rossimoda factory, with the ambition of becoming a cultural centre of reference for all the brands that the LVMH Group produces in Riviera del Brenta.

Museo VFR-Frontal View of the Main Villa (1800/1800) by Vincenzo ScamozziMuseimpresa

Today

The Main Villa and the Guestlodge carry on hosting their guests, keeping alive and spreading around the tradition and the skills of their area.

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