"Stra-Villa Badoer Fattoretto" Venice Off The Beaten Path Tip by BruceDunning

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  Front entrance on south side of canal
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      Front entrance on south side of canal
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  • Front view of garden & villa - Venice
      Front view of garden & villa
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      Rear view of villa
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  • Murano chandelier in hall - Venice
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  • Chess set of Murano glass - Venice
      Chess set of Murano glass
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Originally built in 1518 by Giacomo Badoer, it was restored. In 1711 the gardens were added by Bernadino Badoer. Over the years ownership to many people/groups, but was owned a long time by Carlo DeChantal family. It became a hospital in 1945 for the Germans, and used by also as a quarters for its luxury and space. Ulderico Fatteoretto purchased after WWII. For 15 years starting in 1960, the son, Luigino, began assembling a collection of antiques and artifacts than span from 1500's to early 1900's. The collection is over 30,000 items. It includes many farm equipment items, tools from 1800-early 1900's, clock making, musical instruments, shoe, hat and dress making equipments, and many Napoleonic era artifacts and carriages.
Researching the history and reason for many of these villas before visiting the area assists in knowing which ones can be visited, and which are better than others. There are over 12 villas that can be toured along the Riveria Brenta. Architects such as Palladio, Scamozzi, Preti and other well known names of the era designed these villas. Most were built between 1600-1750.
TAke advantage of the tours on Sundays. That is when most are open and a discount of 2 Euro is offered for 3 villas on the tour circuit called Dimore & Dintorni. Cost is then 5 Euro each

Phone: 039 041410113
Website: http://fattoretto.com

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  • Updated May 26, 2008
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