Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli Venice

The four-star superior Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli enjoys a splendid location on the banks of the Grand Canal between Ca' Pesaro and the Church of San Stae. The hotel with 41 rooms is elegant and romantic, a fusion of the historic palazzo it occupies and contemporary touches. Murano chandeliers complement the Rubelli fabrics, and the floors are Venetian parquet with bathrooms decorated in Lasa marble. Each individually furnished room has a characterful view of Venice, be it of the Grand Canal, the gardens, the Campo San Stae for example.

Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Venice
  • Deluxe private water taxi transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli is a 4-star deluxe hotel in an excellent location. With impressive views over Venice's Grand Canal this hotel, which is steeped in history, is a luxurious haven to relax after a day enjoying the city's cultural landmarks.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 deluxe

Location On the banks of the Grand Canal

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Venice Marco Polo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40 minutes by water taxi from the airport

Closest railway station Santa Lucia Station

Hotel facilities and services

A la Carte Snack Bar, 24-hour Reception, Concierge, Elevators, Laundry Service and WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Certain historic sites are essential to any visit to Venice, including St Mark's Square and Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, and the stunning lagoon and waterways. Take a boat over to the many unique islands, including Giudecca Island. Plenty of bars and stylish restaurants are available to taste the light Veneto dishes and wines, including excellent seafood, the white Franciacorta wines, and what is reputedly Italy's best Prosecco.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden room for 3 nights

From about

£730 low season

£990 high season

Holiday Code EXH2025

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice

A four-star superior hotel overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice, the Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli combines contemporary stylishness with the history of its setting; the palace was home to the Foscarini family in the 18th century and has also played host to such guests as Mozart and the King of Denmark. Just a few minutes away from the famous St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, this hotel is perfect for those looking to explore the sights of Venice. A waterside door also means that guests can step out straight into a gondola, ready to glide across to Venice's many islands. Enter the hotel through the sleek downstairs spaces. Embellished stone archways lead into rooms of marble floors, monochromatic geometric soft furnishings, and captivating modern and ancient sculpture and painting. In the lounge area stands an ancient well, now topped with flowers. In the breakfast room and some of the guest rooms, traditional wooden beams are visible on the ceiling. Each of the guestrooms either has a view of the Grand canal, the hotel's pretty courtyard, the Ca'Pesaro, or the Church of San Stae; all of which are beautiful in their own right. As there are just 41, this glamourous hotel retains a real feeling of exclusivity, which is continued in the refined style of their decoration. Polished wooden floors and large windows complement the white sheets and armchairs, while the red, purple, or umber throws and cushions add a regal touch. Rubelli fabrics, parquet or Venetian Terrazzo floors, and travertine or Lasa marble in the bathrooms epitomise the luxury feel. Some rooms have feature walls of exposed brick or textured wallpaper. Junior Suites incorporate more historic features, such as carved beamed ceilings, intricately painted walls, heavy dark oak doors, or four-poster beds. After a day spent enjoying the romantic streets of Venice and the luxury of your room, relax with a drink in the very modern bar.

Room descriptions

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli has 41 rooms with modern amenities including TV, telephone, safe, air conditioning and internet. Rollaway beds/cots can be provided for a supplement charge.

Superior Double with garden view
Superior Room with lateral canal view
Deluxe Double with garden view
Deluxe Room with lateral Canal Grande view
Junior Suite with garden view
Junior Suite with Canal Grande view
Suite Foscarini
Suite Mozart

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden room for 3 nights

From about

£730 low season

£990 high season

Holiday Code EXH2025

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli in Venice, our clients usually either fly to Venice Marco Polo airport or arrive by train at Venice Santa Lucia railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private water taxi which we include in our holiday price. The journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes and from the station to the hotel about 30 minutes, depending on the route taken. If you want to arrive in Venice by car (either your own car or a hire-car), you have to leave or park the car at the Piazzale Roma which is at the end of the causeway from the mainland and the furthest that cars can go.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 2 nights minimum stay for stays from 14 to 23 February, 10 to 13 April and 28 December to 1 January.

Children: Infants 3 years or younger stay free when sharing a parent's bed. Baby cots are available for 30 euros per night. There is a maximum of 1 cot per room. One rollaway bed per room can be provided for children or teenagers.

Special offers

Complimentary dinner offer 2020 Book a Junior Suite or Suite for a minimum 3-night stay and receive a complimentary dinner with a 3- course menu at a typical Venetian restaurant. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior garden room for 3 nights

From about

£730 low season

£990 high season

Holiday Code EXH2025

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Venice

About Venice

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Venice is the chance to visit an enchanting and historical city. Venice, or ‘La Serenissima’ as it has been known for centuries, is truly unique and must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is essentially a floating museum and was the main centre of trade for the north of Italy from the 13th century right through until the 17th century. The Venetian Republic was one of the richest in Europe and was presided over by the Doge who was elected by the Council of Ten, or the most powerful members of the governing families. The art and architecture that can be seen throughout the city is really a tribute to centuries of patronage and wealth. The Venetian lagoon also has numerous other islands, inhabited and uninhabited which used to grow crops and produce to feed Venice itself and which also used to house some of the cities’ industries such as glass making and lace making.

Cultural highlights of Venice

St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, The Grand Canal, Accademia, Museo Correr, Rialto Bridge, La Fenice theatre, The Church of the Redentore, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Festivals in Venice

Venice’s most famous festival is the Carnevale in February, the actual dates of Carnevale vary from year to year, but it generally spans three to four weeks ending on Shrove Tuesday. Costumed and masked people parade around the streets of Venice and there are numerous private parties and dances, but the atmosphere on the final night of Carnevale itself is electric. Alternatively, there is the Regata Storica on the first Sunday in September, when boats and gondolas race against each other along the Grand Canal, or the Feast of the Redentore in mid-July to celebrate the end of the plague in the 16th century. A makeshift bridge is constructed to link the Giudecca island with the Dorsodouro island and there is a huge firework display.

Gastronomy in Venice

Venetian food is naturally fish and sea food orientated and popular dishes include the sweet and sour ‘sardee in saor’ or sardine salad, cuttlefish risotto with its black ink and ‘caparossoi a scota deo’, which are large clams cooked with lemon and pepper. Liver is also popular as are several sweet fried delicacies or ‘fritole’, popular particularly around festival time. This area is famous for its Prosecco and is the home of the ‘Bellini’ cocktail.

Travel around Venice

Gondola rides are always popular, but are expensive. The vaporetto and motoscafo services are good and will take you from A to B and are essential to reach the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the lagoon unless you hire a private water taxi. The services can be disrupted at high tide or ‘Aqua Alta’, which usually occurs in the autumn, or if the lagoon is particularly choppy. To cross the Grand Canal the precarious ‘traghetti’ are like large Gondolas, but you are expected to stand up in order for the maximum number of passengers to board, so it is an art, as well as an experience to remember!

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