Friday, November 4, 2011

 Welcome to Venice, Las Vegas!
 Venetian is one of the most spectacular mega resorts
- it has nearly exact reproductions of well known landmarks 
of venice in Italy
 Doge's Palace
- the replica has been made by stones from the same 
marble quarry as the real palace in Italy
 The Rialto Bridge
 The Campanile Tower
- the entrance to the resort's Grand Canal Shoppes
 Gondola, gondola!
 A strikingly accurate version of Venice's Ponte di Rialto
- at least outside...
 Great idea to the real and always so crowded
Rialto in Venice too:
No need to walk all those steps up and down!
 Every detail is very well made
 This is inside!
- the canal continues to inside beneath faux Adriatic skies
 The sky is painted and lit to replicate dusk
at all times of the day and night
 Arriving to Piazza San Marco
 Piazza San Marco inside the Venetian
- boutiques, restaurants, cafes
 Herve Leger by the canal
 Lunch at Ristorante Canaletto
by the Grand Canal at the Venetian
 Lobster spaghetti
- gorgeous!
 After lunch took a gondola ride - NOT
- the wooden gondolas are authentic,
as are the singing gondoliers,
many of whom have come to 
Las Vegas from Italy
 Grand Canal Shoppes
 The shopping mall is again filled with luxury brands
The Venetian is interesting, stunning and overwhelming

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