Communication & Education
We work to influence the way people see and want to impact and explore Venice
We make it easy for both visitors
and locals (in particular SMEs and artisans) to benefit more from tourism
We strive to share our model, expertise and insights to transform the system
Changing the way people see and impact Venice
Venezia Autentica is an award-winning social enterprise based in Venice, Italy. We have seen and experienced first hand the impact of mass tourism on the local community, economy and heritage both natural and cultural. Since 2015, we’ve worked to transform tourism from an extractive and exploitative industry into one that truly benefits Venice. Through our 3 pillars, we’re creating a tangible impact.
Curious to learn more about our work, impact and journey?
Read our founders reflecting on our journey so far
(Last update: January 2021)
From reacting to a social problem in our community, to building a new model of tourism, inspiring market and conversation shifts and sharing our learning and insights with top-tier media and international leaders in government and the industry, much has happened since we started working on Venezia Autentica. Before going back to our daily to-dos, we’ve taken a moment to look back and acknowledge the journey we’ve been on since we’ve decided to work to transform the impact of tourism in 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
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I am an individual. How can I support you?
If you’d like to support us with a regular financial contribution and access exclusive content and insight, we’d love you to join our “Venezia Autentica Lions”. For under 5 euros per month, you can make both a difference and meet friends from all around the world.
For investments and gifts, please reach out to email@example.com.
Thank you! Venezia Autentica exists for and thanks to you!
How do I get in touch for an interview?
Thanks for your interest in our work and story. For comments and quotes, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of partners are you looking for?
We work with stakeholders of all kinds. More than the type of institution you represent, what matters most to us is whether we share values and a common vision.
As a small human-centred organisation, we are careful with where we invest our time and dedicate ourselves to projects aligned with our priorities.
Please do feel free to reach out if you would like to explore our potential to work together: email@example.com
CAN YOU SPEAK AT MY EVENT?
We’re always happy to share our insights and learning at relevant events.
For booking enquiries please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you focused only on Venice?
This is a great question!
The work of Venezia Autentica is focused on Venice. However, since 2019 and in answer to growing interest from government and industry representatives, we’ve created another brand “Overtourism Solution” (OTS) to broaden our scope and work on advancing the transformation of tourism at the root globally.
The focus of OTS is on accelerating the adoption of wellbeing and sustainability-focused KPIS, models and mindsets in tourism. We do so by sharing our knowledge, methodologies and learning as well as by working to facilitate collective action.
Where can I learn more about the impact of tourism in Venice?
We’re so glad you ask! We’ve curated a hub for you to understand the impact of tourism in Venice on the city and what you can do about it.