Venetian Hotel - Casino, Las Vegas

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    The Venetian Resort and Casino

    by madamx Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The ceiling in the Venetian entrance way

    The Venetian, like The Bellagio, is one of those must-see hotels, just to drink in the beautiful architecture and the overall atmosphere of elegance. On our return visit (2006) we noticed even the air is perfumed as you enter the hotel!

    You are taken back in time to the artistic, architectural and commercial centre of the 16th century. They spare no expense with detail, as even the washrooms in the lobby are done up in grand style. The grounds are modelled after, well, as the name says, Venice, complete with canals with gondeliers and their boats. Great concept, but I just don't see the attraction of sitting in a boat while people are staring at you as you go past.

    However, it really is something else. It also has a branch of the Guggenheim inside as well.

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    Gondola Ride @ The Venetian

    by Court94403 Written Jan 6, 2010

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    Try a romantic ride down The Grand Canal while your gondolier sing to you. It not real Venice but hey, it's Vegas.

    Rides begin at 10 am to 10:45 pm Sun-Thurs and until 11:45 pm Fri to Sat
    Price per person $16.00
    For two or fewer persons you will have to share a ride with others.
    You can request a 2-passenger gondola ride for $64.00.

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    Ride a gondola and wish you were in Venice

    by rexvaughan Written Aug 15, 2006

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    This 'Venice' doesn't flood!
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    As part of our just wandering through some of the big hotels on the strip, the Venetian seemed a must. It, like all of them, is a tremendous place. You almost have to think of them as a campus rather than a hotel. One thing they all have in common is free parking. You can drive into their parking garage or use their valet parking. Of course, the valets live on tips so you should pay them something. Inside is a maze of shops, restaurants, ‘Venetian’ features and there are various things going on at different times to entertain you. We encountered a group of madrigal singers and some mimes here. They also have gondolas both inside and outside and for a fee you can have a ride. We did one outside and had a very pleasant young lady gondolier who also had a wonderful voice. She sang some classical songs then ended with ‘O Sole Mio!’ She told us that all the gondoliers are professionally trained singers and from the sounds, I do not doubt her.

    They operate the gondolas Sun-Thur 10:00 a.m-11:00 p.m., Fri & Sat 10:00 a.m.-midnight. Indoor rides are $15 and outdoor $12.50 or you can rent the gondola for 2 passengers only for $60 and $50 respectively. Rides are by reservation only (same day) and can be made either indoors or outdoors

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    Venetian

    by sue_stone Written Oct 18, 2008

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    One of the most amazing things we saw in Las Vegas was the Venetian Hotel & Casino. We were momentarily speechless as we stood on the Strip, gazing up at familiar Venetian landmarks, seemingly transplanted into the Nevada desert.

    There is the lofty Campanile di San Marco (bell tower), the Doges Palace, with attached Bridge of Sighs, and even the Rialto Bridge, not to mention a canal complete with gondolas.

    Moving inside, you can follow the Grand Canal and the gondaliers, whilst browsing in shops under the dusk-lit "sky", eventually winding your way, via small bridges, to the Venetian's version of St Marks Square. It is not as large as the original, nor are there any pigeons (thankfully!), but it is realistic. We had dinner at one of the restaurants that lines the square, and as we dined 'alfresco' it really did feel like we were back in Italy.

    The casino is equally impressive, and the corridors and lobbys are filled with coloumns and adorned with frescoes. Bella Italy!

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    Giambattista Tiepolo's Dome

    by Yaqui Written Mar 3, 2012

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    Just above the Armillary Sphere, by the Check-in-area is a very impressive paintings on the ceiling dome of replica's of Giambattista Tiepolo's paintings of Greek mythology from 1725. It was amazing too me how many people didn't even look up. I am glad I did. Another wonderful glimpse of the originals in Venice. My family were impressed too.

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    Armillary Sphere~

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 3, 2012

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    The center piece of the Check-in-area is this massive Armillary Sphere, which was created by Eratosthenes (276-194 BCE),as a navigational tool with longitude and latitude rings to helped map out the constellations. It is very impressive sculpture that graces the lobby and just above it is a dome ceilings of replica's of Giambattista Tiepolo's paintings of Greek mythology of 1725. For me, it gives me a glimpse of the originals in Venice.

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    luxury casino

    by doug48 Written Jan 27, 2008

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    the venetian

    the venetian is one of the more opulent casinos on the strip. they offer the same gambling options as the other casinos on the strip but table limits will be higher. as with all las vegas casinos table limits are higher at night and on weekends. the venetian is a beautiful casino with replica landmarks of venice italy. you can take a replica gondola ride on their indoor canal for a fee. the venetian offers a number of upscale restaurants, bars, and shops.

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    Venetian Grand Hotel & Casino

    by Hosell Updated May 25, 2004

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    This is a MUST SEE in Las Vegas,the Venetian Grand Hotel brings the spirit of Venice into the city of Las Vegas.Is one of most beautiful hotels that I've seen.A very detailed fresco covers the arched ceilings and it looks like a real venetian sky.Enjoy a drink or a Cappuchino at Piazaa San Marco and have a good picture here,another interesting option may be take a ride in a Venetian Gondola,in the Grand Canal,it cost about $35 for a 20 minutes ride.

    Here also you'll find a lot of good restaurants,snack bars,a shopping area called Grand Canal Shoppes and also a Wax Museum,so this is a hotel not to be missed!!.

    In the picture you can see to a just married couple in a Gondola.

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    FREE: The Venetian - Winter in Venice

    by TravellerMel Written Dec 31, 2012

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    Twice nightly, the Venetian holds "Winter in Venice" holiday parade and light show. Line up early - you will want to see this! The light show is against the buildings themselves and will totally immerse you, and the parade is mesmerizing. Everyone is clad in white with reflective or illuminated costumes. You will see the Winter Queen in her carriage, beautiful ballerinas, and tall white ivy (walkers on stilts). I heard oohs and ahhs from the audience, children and adult alike.

    Runs November 18 - January 6

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    All the Canals, None of the Pigeons

    by soccergrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Venice?  or Vegas?

    The Venetian is an eye-dazzling, indoor architectural marvel in a city full of them. When you say "over the top" -- this is it. You can ride in a gondola, stroll the canal, or shop and dine all indoors but surrounded by a replica of Venice. And the vaulted, column-lined hallway from the front desk is gilded and painted as if this were a true palace.

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    Ciao Bella

    by msbrandysue Written Jul 2, 2007

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    I really enjoyed my time at The Venetian. I did not stay here but I did spend a few hours inside the hotel. I was really looking forward to it from the beginning and it met all of my expectations.

    Before gambling I toured the facilities. The painted ceilings really brought you into a different world. That and the bridges and man-made canals with the gondolas traveling down them. There were also mimes and living statues around to add to the Italian ambience. I got there during one of the 45 minute opera performances and absolutely loved it. The singers were sensational. (Side note: I was studying opera at the time in college so it may not be your thing.)

    After the show we decided to go down and do some gambling. Although I didn't win anything I had a great experience with the cocktail waitress(es). In other hotels I was being carded every five minutes and since I was with all girls we could never get waited on. HOWEVER, at The Venetian I was carded once and I never ran out of drinks. The waitress was fantastic and it really made for a great experience.

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    Almost like being there...

    by bryINpoland Updated Mar 5, 2005

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    Never been to Venice? Never been to Italy? Well the Venetian has come as close as possible as duplicating it. One of the most breath taking casinos in Vegas, and on my top 3 list for casinos. Its a must see.

    Over a billion dollars was put into this casino and it shows. The art work throughout the hotel looks like the real things, partly becuase the owner flew in artist from all over the world to hand paint everything.
    The shops are nice to look at, but unless u have a platinum credit card, just stick to window shopping.

    The rooms are amazing, but pricey. I have stayed in them but i recommend saving your money and staying somewhere else. The pools are cool, probably in the top 5 for vegas pools.The casino is ok, but if u want to win, this is not the casino to play in. Especially if u have luck like me.I have ate in about every resturaunt in the place and all were great, but i am a more of a buffet kind of guy.

    Save a couple hours for this hotel cause u will need it...

    *Please feel free to rate this tip or any of my other tips. I am always looking to make improvements. Thank you...

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    Get on Gondola just like in Venice

    by janika Written Sep 14, 2003

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    Gondolas at the Venetian

    Get on Gondola just like in Venice, Italy. The scenery is very similar and even more accessible for some than the real thing in Venice (Europe) The place is very clean and if you go on a not so hot day, you might even have fun doing it.

    The Venetian is beautiful inside and out. As soon as you get inside and you look up, you will see many beautiful (Italian) influenced paintings on the sealing and on the wall. The waitresses are all dressed in a very similar uniform. Short skirts and exposing shirt. You also see many old folks playing on the slots. I felt I am in a retirement home for a moment. :) You must enlarge the attached image to get a sence of the place.

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    The Blue Man Group

    by Benson35 Written Jan 22, 2012

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    This show is at The Venetian. It is, in my opinion, a fantasic music show. The Blue Man Group are blue men (dressed in black; blue faces and blue hands) who are very talented. They play the most imaginative percussion instruments in the most fasinating ways.
    The sounds they make are amazing! These sounds are mixed with a live rock band (a voice is never heard) and you can't help but feel the energy.

    Parts of the shows are audience participation which is very funny (if you don't get chosen!). The men also bring colour and paint into the show by playing the drums and using people - it's really interesting to watch!

    All-in-all it's a funny, interesting, exciting show that'll have you bobbing your head to the amazing music.

    The Venetian has a souvnir shop where you can buy The Blue Man Groups' CDs, t-shirts and other memorablia.
    I saw this show in 2006 and it is still going strong now! That speaks for itself!

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    Venetian Hotel

    by Dabs Written Jul 31, 2007

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    Ponte Vecchio
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    I hopped off the monorail at Harrah's and after working my way through the entire casino I ended up on Las Vegas Boulevard and then headed towards the Venetian to see what they had built here since my last visit. From the front you can see a replica of the campanile (bell tower), the Ponte Vecchio (bridge) and the Doge's Palace, all of which I had seen in Venice just a few short weeks before hand. I understand that they do gondola rides from here but I didn't see anyone on the "canal". If you are so inclined, you can also visit Madame Tussaud's wax museum or the Guggenheim Hermitage modern art museum.

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