- Posted September 5, 2012 by
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A Tribute to Beautiful Venice in Second Life
For the virtual explorer there are always some excellent new places to visit in Second Life and I discovered one this week called ‘Tribute City - A Tribute to Venice, Italy’
This tribute to Venice has a backdrop of beautiful buildings, canals and elegant bridges with many great shops if you need your dose of retail therapy! For entertainment and socialising there are three clubs at the location, so there’s lots of choice for some SL nightlife in this lovely sim. Including a European feel to the city, one of the clubs, Club Capital, has a British themed interior with some union flags and the Big Ben Bell Tower as part of the décor. If you like a bit of rock’n roll you can visit the Capital Rock Club, with its very dark and atmospheric interior lit by bright fluorescent green signs. If you desire more classy entertainment, you can spend the evening at Amelias Pilot Lounge. If you don’t fancy one of the clubs you can go for a spot of romance at the simply gorgeous Cupid Dreams Ballroom up on the sky platform above Tribute City‘s rooftops!
You can ride a gondola, which thankfully steers itself with the help of its very quiet and rotund oarsman at the end of the vessel, or you can take the speed boat which you drive yourself. I did both and it was a lot of fun, if you want a romantic time though, it’s nicer to travel with your loved one on the gondola trip and take in the sights of the city; the oarsman delivers you back to the quay steps when the ride is over so you don’t have to swim to reach the land; this is pretty handy as the sim is a ‘no fly zone‘, so if you fall in the water you are in trouble unless you teleport out! Whilst you are strolling next to the canal you can also try some 7 Seas Fishing, you never know what you might catch, you may even land your virtual supper, although most of the fish prizes are too pretty eat!
There’s a small chapel in the city square at the entry point of the sim. The chapel is a peaceful little sanctuary in SL with the most beautiful stained glass windows. Manager Jessii told me that they didn’t want to put a huge Cathedral in Tribute City and she had noticed on her real life trips to Italy that there are many little churches to be seen. It’s a lovely touch, and if people who are new to SL find the teleport button inside the chapel they can visit a space under the floor of the church for some nice surprises!
Tribute City site is next to and included in the famous WW2 Tribute Sims, which is part of the Flying Tigers’ Sims where you can take to the skies in your virtual airplanes. The sims are owned by Guarocuya Giano and Jessii Warrhol-Giano manages and organises the sims with Guarocuya. Jessii told me that Guarocuya designed the layout of his virtual Venice and he also built the stylish canals and bridges. Take a trip over to Venice in Tribute City and have some fun, you’ll be pleased you did!