It was originally was the residence of the magistrates and governors of Soave.
During the Venetian dominion over the region, it became the residence of the captains, the highest local authorities. This is why the house is also known as Palazzo del Capitano.
The palace and the connected Italian-style garden were donated to the city of Soave by the Zanella family.
The whole complex is now home to the Soave city government.
The building was restored between 1982 and 1985, while the staircase to the castle was renovated in 2004.
Address: Piazza dei Signori.