Venice, a place that has always brought out the romantic from each one of us is finally here, just in time for the red letter day.
Grandcanal Mall boasts of a small Venice with gondolas and gondoliers traversing the waters. The gondoliers are garbed in style. They are wearing the traditional black and white stripes with a red neck kerchief. A white hat completes the ensemble.
Along the tiled pathways, people are delighted by paintings propped on crates. Costumed mimes are everywhere. Masks, chocolates and flowers are being hawked alongside each other. Italian opera floats in the air.
The Grandcanal Mall is part of the Italian themed Mackinley Hills. Mackinley Hills is the newest place to be in Taguig, Metro Manila. Condominium buildings have risen in the past five years.
|Gondola at 500/pax|
|Masks and a lady|
|Copies of paintings being hawked|
Restaurants- Amici, Macdonald's, Agave ,Tokyo Cafe, Seafoods Restaurant, Starbucks, etc.
How to go there
It is just a few minutes from Market, Market (via C-5), Serendra , SM Aura, NAIA airport or Resorts World Hotel by taxi .
By Public transport
1. From Guadalupe EDSA,ride jeepneys that are bound for Market Market. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys bound for FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.
2. From Ayala EDSA, look for the bus terminal of The Fort buses (at the gate of Forbes across Shell Station) bound for Fort Bonifacio. These are air-conditioned buses that go around Fort Bonifacio. Get down at the corner of Fifth Avenue and McKinley Road and look for jeepneys going to FTI Gate 3. This will pass by McKinley Hill.
3. From Guadalupe EDSA, There are jeepneys in Gaudalupe that are bound for AFP Housing and Fort Bonifacio. You can ride either of the two, both of those routes pass by McKinley Hill.