Palazzo Carlo Goldoni is a 17th century residence and has been recognized as “a landmark house” by the Department of Cultural Heritage.
In the seventeenth century, the Palazzo Poli hosted the Court portraitist Rosalba Carriera. We are very fond of this delicate artist who occupies an important place among the most innovative painters of her time.
In the eighteenth century, it hosted for several years the playwright Carlo Goldoni, the person responsible for the renewal of “commedia dell’arte”. It is likely that the windows of the Palazzo Carlo Goldoni provided the inspiration for this playwright’s comedy “Le Baruffe Chiozzotte”. The play portrays Chioggia and its eighteenth century customs and temperament, many of which have remained largely unchanged to this day.
During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the Palazzo was the home of the Poli-Smeraldi family of shipowners, whose signature can be seen on the frescoes in the current office room, the Venetian-style flooring, and the first heating system to install elegant cast iron radiators.
After a period of abandonment and disrepair, the Palazzo was purchased by Gennari Family. The interiors and their distinct décor turned out to be suitable for other uses as well, such as events organized by our family on commission as well as civil ceremonies.
Instead of formalism, we prefer to have direct contact with our guests through friendly chats, warm hospitality, cordiality, and kindness.
We believe that it is the people who make a place special, and that any vacation, special event, or celebration, or business meeting is more pleasant when people feel relaxed in a serene environment.
We have many other things to tell you but we would rather do it over a cup of tea.
Please come and visit us so that we can extend a warm welcome to you in our home.