Villa Foscarini Cornaro, a charming historic residence built in the 16th century. It is located in Gorgo al Monticano in the province of Treviso a few kilometers from Venice.
Ancient beauty among the Venetian villas and home of the most beautiful names of the Venetian aristocracy, it represents a gem of Renaissance architecture set in an evocative natural context.
The park of the villa houses an important Italian garden, an enchanting rose garden, a botanical garden full of aromas and aromatic plants and the magnificent old oak dating back to the 1500s.
Villa Foscarini Cornaro, after the careful restoration that has managed to combine ancient beauty with the most modern comforts, today is an exclusive charming relais with one of the most important congress centers in the region.
Villa Foscarini Cornaro History
Villa Foscarini Cornaro, built around the mid-sixteenth century and home to the most beautiful names of the Venetian aristocracy, represents a gem of Renaissance architecture set in the greenery of the Venetian countryside, a short distance from the ancient Roman city of Oderzo and a few kilometers from Venice and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The noblewoman Elisabetta Cornaro Foscarini was born into one of the most prestigious families in Venice, the Cornaro. Four times a member of the noblewoman went up to the Doge's seat, while her sister, Caterina Cornaro, became Queen of Cyprus. In 1712 he married the procurator of San Marco Pietro Foscarini. On 29 August 1745 Pietro Foscarini died leaving the usufruct of all his possessions to his widow Elizabeth.
Elisabetta, also called "the Procuratessa", retired to the Palladian villa of "Gurgus Molendinorum" (Gorgo dei Mulini), also known as Gorgo al Montegàn (Gorgo al Monticano). Here the main activity was the production of silkworms raised in the large barn. Elisabetta Cornaro Foscarini became a friend and lover of Marco Foscarini, brother of the late husband and 59th doge of Venice. Marco and Elisabetta lived and remained owners of the Villa Foscarini Cornaro until the year 1811.
During the Second World War, Villa Foscarini Cornaro was partially used as a barracks for German troops, to then become a ministerial seat. Now Villa Foscarini Cornaro, after its careful restoration, has become an exclusive charming relais with one of the most important conference centers in the Triveneto.
The suites, located in the central body of the relais, offer a panoramic view of the large internal park. Luxurious furnishings and fine fabrics characterize the atmosphere of the room, making each room unique and different.
It features a spacious living area, high wooden ceilings, bathroom with bath and shower or shower, and luxury towels, views of the Italian garden, courtyard or vineyards, and free Wi-Fi.
Villa Foscarini Cornaro is not only relais, but also special moments dedicated to taste.
The villa offers its guests the opportunity to choose à la carte gastronomic proposals selected by the executive chef of the renowned Foscarini Restaurant.
The breakfasts are a rich buffet and include a variety of fresh artisan baked goods, such as desserts, croissants and various types of bread, fresh fruit and juices, eggs prepared in different ways, assorted cheeses, smoked fish and meats.
For lunch from Monday to Friday, you can try the business lunch proposal, a special menu for business lunches and business lunches that combines an environment of great confidentiality with a high level of service.
Foscarini Cornaro, rich in natural beauty: the garden of the villa houses an ancient secular oak dating back to the sixteenth century, an Italian garden, the rose garden, with its splendid flower arches and a small botanical garden.
This space is masterfully illuminated in the evening hours to offer an exciting setting for any type of outdoor reception.
During the summer it is possible to take advantage of all the enchanting spaces of the green garden, the ideal place to serve aperitifs or cocktails, and of the swimming pool, with seasonal opening from May to September.