If you're craving a little taste of Italy, Aston MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas certainly comes close.
With its cobblestone streets, historic-looking buildings, fountains, and a gorgeous view of the lake, a stroll through the shops at Aston MonteLago Village really feels like an Italian village.
Aston MonteLago Village offers an interesting mix of stores that all shoppers can appreciate. For those with a collector's bug, Cathay Las Vegas features handcrafted items including items for the home, a wide selection of porcelain dolls representing different cultures, Mardi Gras masks, as well as Southwest-inspired décor.
Flights of Fancy offers wind toys and decor including windsocks, wind chimes and garden decorations. For custom blended body and home fragrances, head to The Fragrance Factory for items like candles, bath salts and room sprays made from essential oils.
Chocolate lovers can find several decadent bites at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
For a taste of Aston MonteLago Village nightlife, make sure to check out the Irish pub and restaurant, Auld Dubliner.
And of course, what's an Italian village without a gelato shop? Visit Tutti Gelati for authentic Italian ice cream in more flavors than you could imagine.
Visitors have the option of experiencing a gondola boat ride with that special someone. The dock is conveniently located next to the shops.
During the summer months, guests can have a picnic and enjoy free, live jazz music. Aston MonteLago Village also offers outdoor ice skating during the winter season.
Lake Las Vegas may feel like a world away, but it's only 17 miles east of the Strip -- definitely worth the drive.
-- Review by Jeannie Borbe