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Hotel Ruzzini Palace
Directions and Booking Links
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ABOVE: The Hotel Ruzzini Palace is marked by the
icon at the top of the map. It may appear to be a long way from the Alilaguna
airport-boat stop (drag the map upward and slightly to the left to find the blue
airplane icon on the waterfront), but the walk should take only a
few minutes if you follow our directions.
Hotel Ruzzini Palace is the most upscale of the three hotels that face the
Campo Santa Maria Formosa. It's housed in a palazzo that dates
back to the 1500s, but public rooms and guestrooms are fully up to date.
(Accommodations include doubles with large beds, junior suites, and suites.
Several rooms are handicapped-accessible--a rarity in Venice.)
You'll love the Hotel Ruzzini Palace's location: The Campo
Santa Maria Formosa is a lively square where you'll see flower sellers, children
bouncing soccer balls off the walls of the church, and dogs scampering among the
locals and tourists. Just as important, the Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge,
and Venice's prime shopping streets are only a few minutes away on foot.
How to reach the Ruzzini Palace from San Zaccaria:
There are several ways to reach the Hotel Ruzzini Palace
from the Alilaguna Blue Line airport-boat stop at San Zaccaria. We suggest
this route, which is fairly simple and requires crossing only two small bridges:
As you leave the boat station, head left and look for a
covered passage just before the Hotel Savoia & Jolanda. The passage
is called the "Sotoportego S. Zaccaria," and you'll see signs for the
Ospedale (hospital) and the Carabinieri (police) above the
Go through the passage, which will lead you into Campo
Continue through the campo and turn left at the
Walk a few meters and turn right at the next corner into the
Calle San Provolo. Continue a short distance past the Hotel Fontana until
you reach a bridge, which will be on your left.
Cross the bridge, which will lead you into a short, curved
street named the Calle Corte Rotta.
Continue walking. The street will become Ragagiuffa (look
for a sign on the wall).
Soon, you'll reach a small bridge at the end of the street.
Cross the bridge to the Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
Walk straight ahead to the end of the square, where you'll
recognize the Ruzzini Palace by its distinctive white façade and
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
Take the Alilaguna Blue Line airport boat from the cruise
basin to the San Zaccaria stop.
Follow the directions above.
From the San Basilio cruise pier:
Leave the cruise terminal by the main doors and walk to the
Cross the bridge and walk to the vaporetto stop, which is
Take the No. 2 water bus in the direction of San Zaccaria.
Get off at San Zaccaria and follow the directions above.