Friday, March 18, 2016

Au Revoir, Paris - Buon Giorno, Venezia

Next step in our stay in France was a trip to Italy. We would go to Venice for a couple of days, then head to Lucca for the Tuscany Cooking Class that Judy signed us up for.

We've told most of our guests to take the airport shuttle from CDG to our apartment so we decided to take it ourselves. We set a pick up for 7:15 for a 10:00 flight as we were not sure how long it would take to get to the airport in morning traffic. At 6:15, we got a call from the driver that he was at the corner by Les Philosophes. He was early, so no rush.


The trip was totally flawless. Shuttle, flight, bus, vaporetto to the hotel doorstep. (I had emailed the hotel to ask for directions from the airport. They said to take the public bus from the airport to Venice, then Vaporetto #1 to the Ca' D'Oro stop and the hotel "will be right in front of your eyes!"). It was right on the canal and we had a tremendous view.

The room was relatively luxurious with up and down the canal. Here are some more photos...

Our bed


Looking out on the canal


View of Rialto Market across the canal.


 The Ca D'Oro outside our window.


Venice is so fascinating. Everything must be accomplished with a boat. For example,

Construction work...


Private transportation...

Private taxis...

Traffic jams...
  Public transport...

deliveries...

Even ambulances...

And you get this classic view of Piazza San Marco from Vaporetto #1 on its return back to the hotel.


To be cont'd.

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