The Venice Piazza – Grand Canal and the Italian Vibe


It has been said that in order for a mall to sustain its shoppers, it is important to be able to offer something unique to be able to keep customers coming back.

It is in this aspect where Megaworld’s lifestyle malls promise to be a cut above the rest. It brings not just shopping destination but also entertainment and ‘experience.’

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More than a lifestyle mall recently, Megaworld also literally brings Italy’s Grand Venice Canal architecture in Taguig when it launched the Grand Canal Mall early this year. 

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The facade is pretty much a large imitation of Venice’s landmark, much to the delight of the “selfie” loving Pinoys.  My family and I were blessed to be able to capture photographs of this site whilst it was not yet as crowded as it is now, of this writing. And how could anyone resist the Grand Canal Mall, especially the ‘gondola’ leisurely ride that could provide a mimicked experience once exclusive in the “City of Lovers” for Php500 per person.

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A number of Italian-inspired establishments surrounding the Grand Canal Mall are on soft opening, and they include the Gran Caffe Lavena,  Gardino Ristorante Italiano, Amici and Sbarro at the Robinsons Selections, Chiara’s Gelateria as well as other joints serving Italian dishes such as Comfort Tuesdays and Mati’s Meat & Bread.

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Who says you need to go out of your country to get the Italian vibe?

The Venice Piazza – Grand Canal Mall

Address: McKinley Hill, Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, 1684 Metro Manila

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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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