The Venice Piazza Mall: A Sneak Peek of Italy (in the Philippines)

By Jalene B.D.S.

 

It’s a solemn Sunday morning (and it’s Philippine Independence Day). I was listening to the message of the Pastor, suddenly someone disturbed my solemnity! Usually, my first response when someone’s calling and I’m engaged on another activity is to ignore it. But this was an exception, I remembered that we just had an unfinished conversation yesterday about going to the Venice Piazza Mall. I thought that was just a plan for naught but we went.

 

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First of all, none of us (Mika & I) know how to go there. But we’re able to go there and it’s very convenient to commute with the help of googlemap.

 

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There’s still an ongoing construction on the area, though there’s some stores that are already open (mostly are food shops).

 

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If you want to take good picture of the place go there on weekdays and in the morning. You can take all the good shots to your heart’s content.

 

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Gondolas in motion

 

The music you’ll hear are opera songs which gave an ambiance that you’re in Italy. Well, opera is an art form that originated in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s my kind of taste in music, though I don’t understand the words I really appreciate it. I remembered back when I was younger, I was captivated by this powerful song that I heard – “Queen of the Night’s Aria” from the “Magic flute,” how I spent some time looking for its title and how very happy I was when I found it so I can sing along. Then, it felt awkward after knowing the translation of the song it’s full of anger, something that we shouldn’t patronize. But it’s just a song and there are other opera songs that are really pleasant to hear.

 

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HOW DID WE GO THERE?

  1. Ride a van bound to Market, Market
  2. Walk until you reach the side of SM Aura where you can ride a jeep bound to “Gate 3” / “Venice Mall” on its signboard
  3. Walk straight, cross the street, walk straight until you see the “Venice Mall on the other side of the road”

 

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Thanks to this gal, we’re able to go there.

 

 

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