Las Vegas, the city of vices and entertainment par excellence, is surreal by day, phantas magoric by night. A huge amusement park that brings together the most beautiful cities in the world in one street! A piece of Paris, Venice, Rome, New York… so similar to the originals as to evoke real and already experienced emotions. Who has never imagined spending a Hangover in Las Vegas between parties and casinos? But will it be so special live, like in the movies? We have just arrived at the hotel and we are finally about to find out. We just have to get dressed ad hoc and embark on the adventure of this improvised evening. What to do overnight in Las Vegas? We have no idea, but we are ready to take you with us.
A NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS ON THE TRIP!
At first glance, Las Vegas reminds me of Dubai: unnatural scenarios and gigantic highways to cross on foot! I was already expecting it, nothing new. In 10 minutes we would have found ourselves on the fabulous Strip, the busiest thoroughfare in Las Vegas. The sun has set for a while and the city sparkles in the desert, blurring the stars. I thought there was no more fake city in the world than Dubai and instead it’s right there in front of me! The fiction is palpable and disorienting, yet that vision of lights is truly magnetic. It undoubtedly emanates positive energy, lightheartedness, joy and a great desire for pure fun. Try ATV in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a concentrate of architectures borrowed from the world that are condensed into a single and surprising avenue, “The Fabulous Strip“. Some would say that it simply resembles a great fair of rides or a jumble of successful monumental imitations, but in the end what matters is one’s own state of mind. No matter who you are or how you are dressed, no one will judge you. In Las Vegas you can be whoever you want to be for one night and above all you can feel, at the same time, in all your favorite cities in one night!
THE FOUNTAINS OF BELLAGIO
So we arrive in Paris in a few steps. The Eiffel Tower is as sparkling as the French one. Undoubtedly the best reconstruction I have ever seen. I stop to observe it from an immense balcony overlooking the lake. We are not yet on the Strip, the sounds of the street can be heard in the distance. Suddenly the silence is interrupted by an all-Italian song. One of the many shows is about to start, every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 in the evening, always in a different way, depending on the music. This is the famous dancing fountain show which, like the one in Dubai, has a very specific goal: to hypnotize the viewer!
We are in Bellagio, the famous resort which takes its name from the homonymous town on Lake Como, and which has greatly inspired Hollywood cinema, just think of Ocean’s eleven. The Tuscan-style architecture and the artificial lake are nothing compared to the amazing hotel lobby, with its fantastic 5.5 meter high ceiling covered with two thousand colorful blown glass flowers! This is just to tell you one… There are never ending things to do and see, but in just one night in Las Vegas we are satisfied with the simplest and most of all free: the show of the fountains!
Thousands of liters of water splash very high to the rhythm of music, anyone can observe them up close but also from afar, and even from the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Between one song and another, it’s already dinner time. Will it be difficult to find the right place to eat? Yes .. in Vegas it definitely is! The Strip is full of super crowded restaurants and clubs. The lines are endless to say the least and the prices absolutely prohibitive!
DINNER WITH A FOUNTAIN VIEW
A lake view table, albeit with the street in the middle (which certainly does not do the view justice), turns out to be the only possible option at that time. After a while of waiting, we are finally seated to celebrate our first mini wedding anniversary! Yeah .. I forgot to tell you. We went on a complete tour of the world in just 35 days! A honeymoon that began a month ago, which is about to come to an end. Five days from the end, we find ourselves in the craziest place in the world toasting our first month as husband and wife. A dream that comes true … “to the night we will never forget” …
Ordering something decent seems like an impossible task. Half an hour staring at that meager and very expensive menu, but who cares … away with prawns and salmon and don’t talk about it anymore! We need a rather meager dish and the modest price of 90 euros! And oh well, what prices did we want to expect, we are in Las Vegas! They had been at least good … but anyway, let’s enjoy the spectacle of water games without thoughts. Trucks with naked women and nightclub commercials go by… ok it’s not exactly the best of romance, but we have at least two laughs!