Venice truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. While I can’t wait to go back to Venice [averagetraveller.com], I will get a chance to visit fake Venice in the very near future.
Fake Venice for the most part looks pretty authentic with cast iron (looking) lamps and stone (or is that plaster) signs with either ancient latin or some random latin-like text.
Okay, so perhaps Venice doesn’t keep all of their lamps all close together like this, and real Venice probably doesn’t even have 5 lamps that look all the same like these ones.
Fake Venice has a nice little Rialto-like bridge. Sure it isn’t covered in little shops that overcharge you for everything, but then it also isn’t covered with tourists.
And don’t forget about St Mark’s Campanile. What’s that you say? Rialto Bridge doesn’t lead to St Mark’s square? Well maybe if it did people wouldn’t keep getting lost going from one place to another. Maybe this is an improvement?
In case you didn’t already know, fake Venice can be found in front of the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas [http://www.venetian.com]. Fake Venice doesn’t really measure up to real Venice, but they did a nice job of replicating the landmarks and style of the city.
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