Villa Foscarini Rossi

Villa Foscarini Rossi is a seventeenth-century mansion, summer residence of the Foscarini family, located in Stra, along the Riviera del Brenta, in the province of Venice. It is composed of three buildings: the Villa Padronale, the Foresteria and the Antiche Scuderie, all immersed in a park of about 10,000 square meters.

The Villa Padronale (main villa) houses the Museo della calzatura (Museum of Footwear): 700 square meters of exhibition where you can see more than 1,500 models of luxury women's shoes, produced by the Rossimoda shoe factory in collaboration with the most prestigious fashion maisons on the international scene.

Museo della Calzatura of Villa Foscarini Rossi

The museum houses a large collection of high fashion shoes. Among the most famous are Marc by Marc Jacobs' mice, Fendi's suspended heel, some shoes made by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, Kenzo's ingenious architectural constructions, Christian Lacroix's red heels, Donna Karan's wedges with stalactites, Porsche Design with a sole that follows the Pirelli P6 tyre tread. Three rooms are entirely dedicated to the designer Yves Saint Laurent, thanks to the long collaboration with the shoe factory, from 1963 to 2000, it has been possible to tell the evolution of the footwear of the last forty years.

The Museum houses a small but precious collection of Venetian footwear from the 1700s and 1800s and an ethnic footwear collection. 
Worthy of note is also the historical, physical and digital archive of more than 17,500 shoes, a valid support and continuous source of inspiration for companies in the area in their constant research.

“I’m not Cinderella. I just love shoes”: the exhibition at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

From 16 November 2018 to 13 March 2019, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in collaboration with the Museo della Calzatura of Villa Foscarini Rossi, will present the exhibition "I'm not Cinderella. I just love shoes". The Event Pavilion of the prestigious building overlooking the Grand Canal, houses some pieces from the archive of the Museum of Footwear, to tell the women through four different psychological profiles: the modern and romantic, the dreamer and disordered, the gritty and determined, the composed and ordered. The main thread is the heel that, starting from some pieces of the small but precious collection of antique shoes, reaches the most important names in fashion, such as Christian Dior, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Celine and Nicholas Kirkwood, just to name a few.

Info and opening hours
  • All year round:  Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
  • From April to October: on Saturdays and Sundays, public holidays from 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 May and 2 June) 
  • From November to March: on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only.
  • Closing holidays: Easter, Mid-August, Saturdays and Sundays in August and from Christmas to the Epiphany.
Entrance fees
  • Full price ticket: € 7,00
  • Reduced price ticket: € 5,00 for over 65, young people between 12 and 18 years old, groups of minimum 15 people, students up to 26 years old.
  • Free ticket: under 12, disabled, accompanying persons, journalists, tourist guides, ICOM Members. The guide service must always be agreed and booked in advance.
Villa Foscarini Rossi - Museo della Calzatura
Via Doge Pisani 1/2, Stra (VE)
Tel +39 049 9801091
Facebook: @museodellacalzaturaVFR
Instagram: @museodellacalzaturaVFR