First of all we have to say that originally, Villa Foscarini Cornaro and Villa Revedin were one big property belonging to one family. The division into two separate Villas was made only 20th century.
Villa Foscarini Cornaro has to be considered as part of the wider historic, artistic and urban context known as “the venetian villas culture”. In contrast to the rest of the Italian rural areas, those lands which belonged to the Republic of Venice where characterized by prestigious dwellings. As a matter of fact, in 16th Century the Republic of Venice reached the maximum of its glory and the Venetian nobility began to invest substantial resources on large properties and splendid villas.
The origins of Villa Foscarini Cornaro can be traced back to 16th Century, as the fresco representing the Virgin Mary with Jesus in her arms on the wall of the portico of the villa domenicale suggests.
Elisabetta Cornaro married the counsellor Pietro Foscarini at the end of 16th century and at her husband’s death on 1745 she inherited all his properties. She was a strong and ambitious woman and at that time the rumor was that she was the lover of the Doge of Venice Marco Foscarini, who was also her husband’s brother.
On 1811 the Revedin family began to buy the property.
During the two world wars Villa Foscarini Cornaro served as convalescent home and as military shelter for the german soldiers.
Today our Villa consists of different areas. Our Hotel has 26 rooms, we have a restaurant and a swimming pool and most important we host weddings, private parties, corporate dinners and business meetings throughout the year. In particular our Granaio has movable walls and can host business meetings and gala dinners up to 1000 people.