A Taste of Venice Food & Travel Blog Tour – 1st Edition
Crispy blue skies in Venice by Depietrijojo
January 2016: a nice sunny morning in Venice. Crispy, few clouds and not even that cold. This has been the setting for the beginning of the 1st edition of A Taste of Venice Food & Travel Blog tour.
After rallying around town collecting the group of bloggers which, for the next 4 days, will be following us in the discovery of the real Venice, we all gathered in Ca Dello Squero 1 and Ca Dello Squero 2, two lovely modern and fully furnished 3 bedroom apartments in the Zattere area, kindly offered by Views On Venice, one of our two accommodation partners – the other accommodation was offered by Biennale Apartments, a lovely 3 bedroom apartment in Castello, near Giardini.
The apartments, overlooking the Squero of San Trovaso (the location where they make gondolas) housed part of our group of bloggers during all the event, giving them plenty of opportunities to view with their own eyes from their windows the gondola makers at work through out the day.
Gondole in San Trovaso
After a quick check-in, we all sat in the lovely and comfortable living room of Ca Dello Squero 1 and started our presentation. Monica Cesarato (the writer of this article), owner of Cook In Venice, organizers of cooking classes and food tours in Venice, and Francesca of Vivo Venetia, start-up dedicated to the discovery of real Venetian artisans and authentic activities in Venice, founded by Cècile Rousset, introduced the bloggers to A Taste of Venice Food & Travel Blog tour and the program and activities which will take place from 12th till 15th January 2016.
The hashtags for the events were also presented: #atasteofvenice and #vivovenetia.
The program of the blog tour was packed with all different events, geared to bring to the attention of the bloggers and their public a side of Venice relatively still unknown, the Venice which lives through winter, the Venice which is being reborn thanks to its people, its artisans and all those who love her.
The Real Venice by Depietrijojo
Below is the program – in the next few days we will write in details day by day how the tour went, what the bloggers saw and experienced, how our sponsors reacted!
A TASTE OF VENICE FOOD & TRAVEL BLOG TOUR 2016
Chocolate Tasting at Vizio Virtu
Arrival of participants by 14.00 and accommodation check-in in Apartments by Views on Venice in Zattere #viewsonvenice
and Biennale Apartments in Castello #biennaleapartments
14.30: Welcome and introduction with detailed program of the blog tour.