The Palace brings with it a prestigious past and a grandiloquent charm of which large traces still remain

Built in the sixteenth century as a noble residence of the Coccina family, it first passed into the hands of the Foscarini and then the Giovanelli, hosting a series of eminent personalities: in the eighteenth century it was the residence of Marco Foscarini, future Doge of the Republic of Venice, of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in visit to the city with his father, and Frederick Christian IV, King of Denmark. The elegant architecture, rich in polychrome marble, and the sumptuous interiors of Palazzo Giovanelli, enriched with frescoes and decorations of the time, invite you to relive and savor the glories of Venetian history comforted by amenities of modernity. Inside the Palace, original ceilings with exposed beams, wall rosettes frescoed with mythological figures by Giovanni Battista Zelotti, stuccos are still appreciable and perfectly preserved in all their beauty and restored under the supervision of the Superintendency of Fine Arts of Venice, sixteenth-century decorations, as well as an eighteenth-century secret passage in the apartment that belonged to the Doge Foscarini and now an exclusive suite.

In 2008 it was taken over by the entrepreneur Luciano Semenzato and after a long and careful restoration under the supervision of the Superintendency of Fine Arts of Venice, Palazzo Giovanelli reopens its doors in 2010 under the leadership of his sons Angelica and Oliviero. Today it is a hotel full of charm and class with private mooring on the Grand Canal which offers refined and welcoming rooms and suites and services characterized by the best Venetian hospitality.


The Palace, splendidly overlooking the bank of the Grand Canal, between the church of San Stae and Ca’ Pesaro, is witness to several centuries of history