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Italian Renaissance: Just a Gondola Ride Away in Vegas

Immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance at Vegas' The Venetian, Palazzo and Grand Canal Shoppes

Immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance-themed luxury at The Venetian, Palazzo and the Grand Canal Shoppes. Let a gondolier serenade you while deftly steering your boat down a canal bordered by upscale shops. Enjoy superb dining, a lively nightclub scene and star attractions during your stay.

Steak at Smith & Wollensky
Steak at Smith & Wollensky (©Smith&Wollensky)


A succulent steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky returns to the Strip with swanky two-level digs at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Classic Italian dishes—like Buddy Valasco’s grandmother used to make—are on the menu at the delicious Buddy V’s. Looking for sensational Southern fare? Yardbird is a must.

Tao (Courtesy Magnetic Public Relations)


Rub elbows with the glitterati—in wax—at Madame Tussauds. You can make J.Lo blush, try out for “American Idol” and take sel­fies with the new Aaliyah figure. You might just bump into a real-live celebrity at the massive TAO, a nightclub, lounge and restaurant. Discover “cool” in more ways than one at Minus 5 ice lounge.

Opulence and Art at the Venetian.
Opulence and Art at the Venetian. (Courtesy The Venetian Public Relations)


The Grand Canal Shoppes boasts more than 160 premium brands on Vegas’ center Strip. Visit the only plus-sized boutique on the Strip, from celebrity designer Rene Tyler; get something special to pamper your guy at the Art of Shaving; and imbue your home in whimsy from Sugarboo & Co.

Human Nature
Human Nature (©Denise Truscello)


A boy band turned doo-wop group, you can’t help but dance with Human Nature. The hits keep on coming at The Venetian Theatre—star attractions in October are Michael McDonald and Willie Nelson. Discover what makes The Venetian a picturesque replica of Venice, Italy, on the Art & Architecture Tour.