We arrived safely on our flight from Paris to Marco Polo Airport. We took a boat from the airport to Venice. I made the mistake of opening the front window to the boat to get some fresh air and got soaked from a wave hitting our boat. Welcome to Venice!
Our hotel in the Rialto area of Venice is very quaint. 700 years old, but full of all the amenities except a TV. We can live without one for a few days, good for us. In the afternoon we met with the rest of our group and had an orientation. We then had a walk around the city and stopped at a Graspodeua Restaurant Lounge for a great dinner of shrimp pasta, salad, calamari and of course wine. Dessert was a tiramisu and limoncello. Delicious.