Palazzo Giovanelli has many curiosities and events to tell to its Guests. Noble residence of some of the most illustrious families from Venice – the Coccina, the Foscarini and the Giovanelli – during its story it was dwelling of well-known personalities, among which Doge Marco Foscarini and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – to which the most prestigious Hotel’s suites are dedicated – and Frederik IV, King of Denmark.
An illustrious resident of the Palace was Marco Foscarini, second to last Doge of the Republic of Venice, who stayed with his family during the XVIII century. A brilliant man, expert speaker and deeply fond of literature, during his residence in the palace he collected a large number of rare and valuable manuscripts nowadays housed in the Austrian National Library in Wien.
In 1709 the King of Denmark, Frederik Christian IV, was a guest of the palace: in his honor the landlord Sebastiano Foscarini held a dance party that became famous for its splendor. Again in 1700 - it was 1771 – the palace hosted Leopold Mozart with his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at that time fifteen years old, on occasion of a family trip to Venice. The apartments where Doge Foscarini and the Mozart family lived are now – perfectly restored – the two most majestic and elegant Suites of the Hotel.