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The Venetian and Palazzo are two separate buildings and companies which complement each other well, as both belong to the world’s largest five-diamond rated hotel and resort complex in the world.
They are located on what is best known as the Strip, or Las Vegas Boulevard, and tower over buildings around them. The Palazzo is connected to the Venetian and is a gorgeous hotel. The Venetian creates an atmosphere of being in Venice, while simultaneously being a full-amenity building for gambling. However, that is not all. Together, the two create the perfect atmosphere for living outside the box, even for the Las Vegas Strip.
To elaborate on the statement of “living outside the box,” one example includes the opportunity to enjoy a gondola ride, both inside and outside of the Venetian. Since the Venetian is set up to look as if you are walking around Venice, the option of riding in a gondola just tops it all off. For a small fee, you are able to ride through the indoor or outdoor canals while enjoying the musical talent of the gondolier. The gondola comfortably holds four, allowing most visitors to ride together. It is definitely a one-of-a-kind option on the Las Vegas strip that will make you want to take pictures throughout the 10 to 13-minute ride.
As for what else indoor Venice has to offer, it includes a large amount of shops and art galleries, creating the inspiring and artistic feeling you would feel observing Italy. The shops include plenty of jewelry, purses, hats, and clothing stores, including lots of famous designers.
Once you are hungry from the gondola ride and shopping, you can enjoy a variety of restaurants that belong to incredible chefs, such as Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril, to name a few. A favorite restaurant, which belongs to Batali, is called Otto. This restaurant specializes in pizza, but also includes pasta and meats, as well as a menu full of wines and other drinks. The pasta noodles are rolled and made daily, like all the other items on the menu.
The staff is great and very accommodating and professional. They make sure your visit is comfortable by giving you their undivided attention throughout your meal. There is a courtyard show that plays on the hour every hour, as well as statues, building fronts, and a brick courtyard that creates the perfect atmosphere to sit and enjoy eating in the replicated outdoors of Venice.
The Blue Man Group, “Phantom of the Opera,” and various comedy acts, such as David Spade, are housed in the Venetian, while the Palazzo houses various shows too. The Palazzo includes great shopping, as well as an eye-catching central waterfall and changing flower exhibits. Although there are more activities to do at the Venetian, the Palazzo has great restaurants as well.
Don’t forget there is also time for gambling and sleeping between the Venetian and Palazzo. The outside of the two buildings houses a structure for you to marvel over, as well as changing decor and landscaping. The buildings are breathtaking and make you feel as if you have found the perfect escape from the normal life you live.