We stayed at the Ruzzini Palace Hotel, in the Campo (square) De Santa Maria Formosa for a long weekend in November a few days after the worst floods since 1872 and it was sunny, warm and with no sign of the earlier floods. The hotel is a converted Venetian family pallazzo, tastefully refurbished in a sympathetic modern style, retaining many of the original features and characteristics of the old building. Backing on to the Rio (canal) de Paradis and the facing the square itself, it is perfectly located between the Rialto Bridge and St Marks Square, but sufficiently distant from both to be an oasis of calm away from the relatively fewer, but still many visitors, at this time of year. The staff were welcoming, helpful, attentive and friendly at all times. The room, located in the eaves of the building, was comfortable and well presented and if not the grandest, afforded wonderful views across the rooftops to St Marks Basilica and the Campanile. In an expensive city generally, it was very good value for money. When (not if) we return, we will choose to stay at the Ruzzini Palace again.
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Thanking you for your time writing such nice review, we are happy that you did enjoy Venice even with the “Acqua Alta” on. As you saw, Venetians are used to live together with it, we just wear plastic boots and work! As tourist, it could be also interesting and funny to see (to be correct on 1966 we got the highest tide which was 1,94 m.). Wishing you’ll back for another “special” stay...
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