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 high quality service(s)
- Has a reputation for being operated responsibly
- Fairly Priced
Do the local businesses pay for being on your website?
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.
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.