Hi! Here we Are.
Children reinvent your world for you. - S. Sarandon
Venice First Events is an agency specialised in planning and developing taylor made experiences all around Italy, and above all in Venice.
We will be at your disposal 24/7, able to assiste you in several different languages such as: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese. Our team is composed by experts who can make your trip in Venice as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.
My name is Eleonora Rioda and I am the founder of Venice First. I was born and raised in Venice and am deeply in love with my city. Before starting the company, I collaborated for several years with the luxury tour operator, Abercrombie & Kent in the role of Guardian Angel – monitoring and assisting our guests’ travel arrangements 24/7. I then had the opportunity to experience a different travel market as an Account Manager for the DMC, Delta-Amsterdam, in Holland. I then decided to go back to Italy and start my beloved company, Venice First, and was delighted as international companies and important personalities began to place their trust in us. Since then, growth has been exponential. My job has given me the opportunity of spending time with celebrities such as: Tom Cruise, Uma Thurman, Oliver Stone, Jamie Fox, Robert de Niro, Ben Stiller, Will Smith and many others..
My colleagues say about me: experienced, dream builder, shopaholic, the most stylish boss ever!
I love: traveling as much as I can, cooking
My favorite place in Venice: the swimming pool of the hotel Cipriani
Hi, I’m Giulia, and I am the newest member at Venice First. I studied and worked in the communication field, trying to found the best way to promote my city to make everyone fall in love with Venice, at least as much as I do. My passion is travelling, strolling around cosmopolitan cities, discovering new cultures and innovative points of view.
My colleagues say about me: a contagious food & art lover, hard worker, problem solver
I love: reading books, jazz music and cooking strange and unusual dishes.
My favourite place in Venice: the front of the Arsenal, with its ancient, gigantic marble lions!
My deep interest in foreign languages and my passions to discover the world led me to spend part of my life living in New York, Sydney, London and in Brazil. But my heart belongs to Venice, where I got the chance to start to move up the ladder with the job of my dreams..to make people enjoy the best moments of their life and to fulfill their highest expectations!
I am always ready to learn from different cultures and new challenges and at Venice First there is a new exciting challenge every day and I can’t wait to deal with it!
My colleagues say about me: full of life, determinate, life explorer
I love: travelling without a plan, animals (especially my dog)
My favorite place in Venice: Ca’ Rezzonico garden
Since I was young I loved foreign languages, travel and different cultures.
With over 15 years experience in hospitality and events, I worked several years for the Venice Simplon Orient Express and Belmond Hotel Cipriani. I planned many weddings and special events… the attention for details, fulfill Client’s wishes and high standards were part of my professional life.
I believe strongly in a tailor made service with touches which make your event the most special and unforgettable one.
My colleagues say about me: competent, multitasking, fun & friendly
I love: travelling, make people happy
My favorite place in Venice: the secret corners around the island…
I was born in Venice and now I live in the wonderful “Riviera del Brenta”. I’m a traveller and I’m in love with my home town, where I learnt about tourism and improved several languages to transform the passion for my city into a professional career.
I became a tour guide, a travel agent, a receptionist in luxury and prestigious hotels and travel agencies in Venice.
My colleagues say about me: sweet, lover of precision, cheerful
I love: travelling around new territories, music and art!
My favorite place in Venice: my Saint Mark’s Square at dawn