On May 15th, the Municipality of Venice invited the local group of stakeholders of the Slowfood-CE project to participate in a meeting at the Don Orione Artigianelli Cultural Center: the day was aimed at improving the capacity of local actors to enhance the heritage cultural gastronomic of the territory, but above all it was aimed at sharing objectives and collecting ideas for the realization of the pilot action of Venice, that is a great city Festival on local products and gastronomy, whose first experimental edition will be held on 9 and 10 November 2019 . The meeting, convened and coordinated by both technical and institutional representatives of the Municipality of Venice (with the support of Slow Food experts) had a very positive outcome: about thirty stakeholders (producers, restaurateurs, associations, hotel schools, in addition to representatives of the Slow Food Condotte of Venice historic center and mainland) had the opportunity to exchange ideas and create synergies to think and realize together the first edition of this event. The Festival, provisionally named “Venice Food Days”, received official support from the Tourist Destination Management Organization, the body that the Municipality of Venice established to improve collaboration between public and private entities in order to promoting sustainable and quality tourism. Furthermore, this Festival can act as a driving force for private and public investments in the future, so that it can be sustainable even after the end of the project.

Further information:

Comune di Venezia

Direzione Progetti strategici, ambientali e politiche Internazionali e di sviluppo

Settore Ricerca fonti di finanziamento e politiche comunitarie

Servizio Ricerca fonti di finanziamento, progettazione, gestione e rendicontazione progetti comunitari

San Marco 4299a, 30124 Venezia – tel. +39 041 2747827