Description Ruzzini Palace
- After a long and complicated restyling, finally, the city of Venice has the pleasure to present one of its most beautiful, ancient and historical Palaces: the Loredan Ruzzini Priuli in campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Located in one of the last “non touristy” parts of the city, the Palace belonged to one of the most important families of the Venetian nobility. The Ruzzini family moved here in 1586 after a big fire that destroyed their house in San Giovanni Crisostomo, near Rialto.
Campo Santa Maria Formosa began to be famous on the 31st of January 944 when pirates from Yugoslavia came to Venice and kidnapped a number of young girls that were going to get married in the church that nowadays is still there.
The locals took their ships, left Venice and followed the “Narentani” and after a big battle, won and had their women back.
From that day, every year, Venetians gathered to celebrate their victory and many performances took place in the square. A famous painting that reports the celebrations can be seen at the Querini Stampalia museum or you can look at a copy on the third floor of the Palazzo.
At that time, in Venice, Palazzo Ruzzini used to hoste the second major private collection of coins, sculptures and paintings. Through the centuries all these jewels have been stolen, sold or lost but you can still look at two incredible frescoes from the Tiepolo school, both decorating the ceiling of the Royal Suite: “il carro di Giunone” and “Zeffiro e Flora”.
An incredible room with frescos on the walls, balcony on the canal side and one balcony to the square, will be the perfect place for Galà Dinner or special events to celebrate.
In order to give the Venetians and the tourists the opportunity to see this special place, thanks to some friends, we will organize Operas and theatrical canvases, that will take place during typical Venetian celebration as the “Regata”, “Redentore” or “la Salute”.
The building has been closed for 20 years before it reopened in 2008 as a new 4 stars Hotel.
28 rooms all nicely appointed featuring a mix of contemporary and classic Venetian design.
9 Standard rooms, 11 De Luxe rooms, 6 Junior Suites, 1 Canal side Suite with balcony and 1 Royal Suite; all rooms are decorated with paintings that will recreate the atmosphere of “la Serenissima”, with Venetian fabrics or original beams.
This Hotel will allow you to live an unforgettable experience, making you feel like an XVII century noble, having all the comforts of the XXI century (internet connection from the room, Wi-Fi in the common areas and tea facilities in the Junior Suites and Suites).
Located in a very central area, very close to Rialto and San Marc’s square, easy to reach by private water taxi and near to the main water bus stations, it is the perfect place to stay if you want to be in the city centre but away from the crowed.
The reason why we have decided to run this “small Hotel”, is to make you feel like you are not staying in a Hotel but in “your home away from home”. A warm and quite atmosphere, our sofas and living rooms, everything has been made to offer you the opportunity to live a new, unique and “non touristy” experience.
Our staff will be at your full disposal for any request and will be happy to help you with all kind of information and we will try to anticipate all your needs. We will give you assistance from the arrival to the departure for any single question…and do not hesitate to contact us if you will require our help also before leaving to Venice.