The social dinner of ICPM 2020 will take place on the 7th of October at Villa Foscarini Rossi.
Busses will be organized to take participants from the conference venue to the villa, and back.
About Villa Foscarini-Rossi: History and Features
The 17th-century architectural complex called Villa Foscarini-Rossi stands in Stra, not far from Venice and Padua, along the Brenta River, near the famous Pisani Villa.
Along the Brenta River, the noble Venetian families built outstanding abodes for spending their holidays, which would reflect their wealth and power. In accordance with aristocratic customs, the Foscarini family sent for famous architects, such as Vincenzo Scamozzi, Francesco Contini, Giuseppe Jappelli, painters and decorators, such as Pietro Liberi e Domenico de Bruni, and entrusted them with the task of creating and decorating a house that would emphasize the importance of the family, especially since they had given the Serenissima republic a Sea Captain and a Doge.
The villa was founded in the 16th century; it was restored in the Palladian style thanks to Andrea and Alvise Foscarini and finished in the 18th century. The grand salon of this Venetian Villa was frescoed in 1700 in honor of the marriage of G. Battista Foscarini, while in 1800 some Jappelli students frescoed some other rooms in a romantic Pompeian style.
Two large wings, united by a Sansovinian arcade and a characteristic mansard, are on the sides of the hall and the visual effect is one of great evocation. The huge, perfect garden is disseminated with various and valuable statues. Originally kept as a vegetable garden and an orchard, it was restored during the 1800s by Jappelli who, in harmony with the Romantic taste of the period, also included in his project a small forest and lake.
The Boathouse was built on a project by Vincenzo Scamozzi and frescoed in 1652 by the Brescian Domenico Bruni with a refined play of architectural perspectives and by Pietro Liberi famous for his mythological and allegorical works. It is said that the artist’s love affair with the noble lady Chiara Foscarini, was discovered thanks to one of his works which reproduced the lady in unequivocal poses. The villa is also famous for its perfect acoustics. As of today, no loudspeakers are needed during concerts.