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By Deb Flomberg

A trip to Venice, Italy may not be in the foreseeable future, at least not any time soon. Yet you don’t have to miss out on the romance and splendor of the great Venice Canals. You can get a taste of those famous canals right in California. There is nothing more romantic than a warm summer night, a cool breeze and a trip to Venice – including the Venice in California.

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The Venice Canals were built in 1905 as part of developer Abbot Kinney’s goal to recreate the feel and appearance of Venice, Italy. Once upon a time, the canals were filled with gondoliers and property in the area sold quickly. Of course, as the automobile grew in popularity, the gondolier was not seen as a viable form of transportation and they quickly died out. After a long period of disrepair, the canals were renovated and re-opened in 1993. Today they sit as one of the most desirable property locations in the area.

You may not be able to hire a traditional Italian gondolier, however, you can still take a drive down to the canals, and then stroll hand in hand with your loved one around one of the most romantic areas in the state. The canals are a great place for a quite stroll or a romantic walk, the houses in the area are all very well kept with lovely gardens, and if you are lucky, you may even spot a gondola or two, as some of the home owners in the area have some privately owned gondolas. Take that walk through the Venice Canals and then head to the Venice Beach for plenty of places for a quiet and truly romantic dinner.

Of course the best way to get to the Venice Canals is in your CLS63 AMG Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. From the moment you step into the luxurious interior, you’ll be transported to a world of romance and luxury. The perfect way to visit Venice.

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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