Get your Venezia Autentica Friend's Pass to be awarded a discount on food, drinks, arts and shopping in Venice while feeling good about supporting us and the local community

Save money when you visit Venice best local businesses and support our mission

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Important: The Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass is a personal digital card usable at the local businesses displaying our logo and which will be sent to you quickly after completion of your payment. Using your pass is simple, you can either print it or use a digital version on your device. Get it now!

  • Your secret to experiencing real Venetian food, drinks, and shopping in Venice while saving both time and money.
  • The satisfaction to enjoy only the best and support both the top quality Venetian businesses and the local community

Your discount is valid, upon presentation of your personal pass, at already over 60 authentic local businesses in Venice: from artisan shops to places where to eat and drink!

How does it work?

  • Easy: 1. Buy🡆 2. Download 🡆 3. Find our logo & Enjoy!
  • Convenient: Valid for 1 year from the date of purchase
  • Awesome: 10% discount on all expenses of above 30 euros (excluding items on sales)
  • Unlimited: Can be used at all our partner local businesses as many times as you want for 1 year
  • Beyond awesome: Makes you eligible for all the new advantages unlocked during the year after your purchase

Why should I care? What are my guarantees?

  • Foolproof: All the local businesses part of this program have been selected, certified for quality and sustainability and are constantly monitored.
  • Win-Win: This program is guaranteed positive for Venice, our partner local businesses and the people who support them like you and us

What people like you think about the Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass

“This is a wonderful scheme that supports the local craftsmen of Venice. If you plan to go to Venice, have been and are thinking of going again, or just love Venice, please consider buying a pass.

Like I said, it isn’t just about a discount, it gives an extra experience. It gives you confidence that you are buying authentic Venetian ware, you are supporting local businesses and craftsmen, supporting the Venetian economy, and making very special memories.”
Elizabeth F., London (UK)

“Fantastic! This is perfect!”
Brian L., Florida (US)

“I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt, looking for shops with your symbol! “
Cecelia P., California (US)

“I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt, looking for shops with your symbol! “

” I just signed up… will definitely support these shops on our trip next month 

“Fantastic! This is perfect!”

Lovely, will definitely use this later in the year “

”  I usually set myself a task to do every time I visit Venice and now I will have a new initiative – to discover, visit and record as many of the Venezia Autentica Artisan businesses I can find. A Friends of Venezia Autentica Artisan Trail starts right here. 

What the local business owners say about us

“Bravi,professionali ed entusiasti
Finalmente qualcuno che valorizza il vero artigianato!!Non mollate!!!”

“Bell’esempio di amare la nostra città e dimostrare che continuando a fatica a resistere e produrre in città ci restituisce la vita di Venezia di oggi e del passato al di sopra delle tristezze turistiche in voga.”

YOU CAN TRUST VENEZIA AUTENTICA. VENEZIA AUTENTICA IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE REGISTERED IN VENICE. ALL VENEZIA AUTENTICA SPENDING IS DIRECTED TOWARDS ACTIVITIES ADVANCING OUR MISSION.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”? How does it work?

The “Venezia Autentica’s Friends’ Pass” is a personal digital card, buyable only on this website. It gives you access to a 10% discount when you spend 30 euros or more at our partner shops, bars, and restaurants.  You can use it as many times as you want, for a whole year after the date of purchase.

All our partner local businesses are easy to identify: they display our logo on their window and/or door.

The local businesses part of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” program are the top of what you can find in Venice. They have been selected and added to this program as they respect our criteria of guaranteed sustainability, authenticity, and quality.

You can feel great about becoming a friend of Venezia Autentica because besides being awarded a discount each time you patronize the local businesses, you also help us continue providing our help to the local business owners for free.

It doesn’t stop here, you’ll help us support more of the local community, as every 10 Passes sold, we set aside the net value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

How do I recognize the shops rewarding the holders of “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”

The shops, bars, and restaurants rewarding “Venezia Autentica Friends” are easy to identify.

FIND THE MEMBER SHOPS, BARS, AND RESTAURANTS:

CHECK THEIR WINDOWS AND DOORS:

When walking around Venice, look for our logo on the windows and/or doors of the shops, bars and restaurants you see.

Our sticker is like a seal of approval, all the shops displaying it have attested to be and to commit to continuing meetings the criteria of our charter of values. They also committed to giving the holders of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” a 10% discount on all expenses of minimum 30 euros at their shop.

BROWSE OUR WEBSITE:

All the local businesses part of the ‘Venezia Autentica Friend’s Pass’ can be found on our website.

You can easily locate them by visiting our interactive map and selecting “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass Members” or by checking the list “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Local Businesses”.

Each shop, bar or restaurant has a complete description in the ” Shop local ” or “Eat & Drink” section of our website and is clearly identified as part of the program.

Why should I become a friend of Venezia Autentica?

The Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass is unique. With only 10 euros, you can enjoy the best of Venice at a special price, help Venetian small and medium businesses as well as make life better for the local community and responsible tourists in Venice.

You can feel great about becoming a friend of Venezia Autentica because besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community, as every 10 Passes sold, we  set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

Your support of Venezia Autentica’s work and mission will make a world of difference.

What are the different prices I see?

To get your “Venezia Autentica Friends Pass” 10 euros are enough. However, we invite you to give us what you want: 10 euros or more.

Indeed, if you are very appreciative of what we do and would like to support our work and mission by giving more than 10 euros, which would be of a great help for us, you should be able to do so.

This is why you can see several other ‘prices’, as well as an ‘Other’ button, which allows you to customize the amount you’d be happy to contribute to our cause!

How can I help if I'm not in Venice and won't be able to visit for a while?

Since 2 years, we’ve been providing, via Venezia Autentica, all our help and services to the shop owners and the local community completely for free and all the expenses that we’ve been making are out of our own pockets.

If you’d consider getting the pass even without being able to use it now, you’d be helping us greatly and, therefore, you’d be helping them too!

Do you need more reasons? Did you know that by getting the pass, besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community?

Indeed, every 10 Passes sold, we set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.

Can I use your pass to buy from your members online?

Currently, the pass allows you to get a discount only in the physical shops, bars, and restaurants in Venice but the money it generates makes a lot of difference as it helps us carry out our work.

How do I get the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”?

In order to make it very easy and convenient, we sell them only on this website.

To date, we do not have a physical location where to get in from when in Venice.

After proceeding to your payment you will be redirected to your receipt and will receive a copy of it, with all needed details, at the e-mail you shared with us. Quickly afterward, your personal pass will follow. It’s been optimized for print and mobile use If you do not seem to receive your pass, please do get in touch with us.

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