What are the criteria that the local shops, bars, restaurants, etc. must meet to be featured on your website?

    Well, the criteria are few and simple. The local business should be:

    • A place we enjoy
    • Owned and run by  polite and friendly local staff
    • Frequented by locals
    • Recommended to us by locals
    • Selling high quality and authentic product(s)
    • Providing hight quality service(s)
    • Fairly Priced

    Do the local businesses pay for being on your website?

    Absolutely not. There are criteria that we apply to decide to add a local business to our website and money is not one of them. We list people for free as we want to give visibility to the activities which are worth your time and money, regardless of their economic situation. We add places when we are genuinely excited about their work and its value for the local community.

    The local businesses we select can further demonstrate their excellence and commitment to quality, sustainability and to the wellbeing of local community by becoming members of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” program, and therefore signing our charter of values and granting the holders of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” with an exclusive discount on their products and services. All members of the program receive our label of quality in the form of a window sticker easily recognizable by passersby.

    OK! YOU GOT ME CONVINCED SHOW ME THE LIST OF THE LOCAL SHOPS AND PLACES WHERE TO EAT & DRINK THAT YOU TRUST

    Venezia Autentica's Quality Label, a guide for the smart traveler, a sign of trust in local businesses

    Venezia Autentica’s Quality Label attests that the local business to which it has been attributed shares our values and is therefore committed to high standards of quality, sustainability, and social responsibility. It is attributed only to genuine local activities providing the best of quality products and services. When you spend money in the shop, bar, restaurant, etc. of one of the labels’ recipient, you can discover and enjoy the real Venice while supporting authentic Venetian businesses and therefore the future of the city. The local businesses which display our logo, on top of sharing our values, are committed to rewarding the holders of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” with exclusive discounts on all of their products sold at full price.

    Where do I find this label?

    The label is displayed on/inside of the window and doors of the shops, bars, and restaurants who have signed our charter of values and committed to grant the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” holder with an exclusive discount!

    How do you chose the businesses you grant your label to?

    There are few criteria that we apply to decide to add a local business to our website and money is not one of them. We list people for free as we want to give visibility to the activities which are worth your time and money, regardless of their economic situation. We grant the businesses our label when we are genuinely excited about their work, at the condition that they share our values, sign our charter and commit to giving a discount to the holder of the Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass.

    Got it. But why do you even do that?

    The idea is to support the locals by making it easy, for anyone visiting Venice, to identify and support the Venetian businesses. There are about 30 million people coming to Venice every year, if only a percentage of the visitors knew where to enjoy the best the city has to offer and therefore where to spend time and money, we’re convinced that the authentic Venetian businesses would benefit greatly and so would the city. We believe, indeed, that keeping the authentic local activities in business is the best way to ‘save Venice’ and make a rewarding future possible for who wants to live in this unique city.
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