Eleonora Rioda – Italy

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 told 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 passion is to help visitors discover the real Venice and Italy. I love guiding guests to exclusive and unexpected locations outside of typical touristic circles.

Every event and celebration is unique as everyone has different needs and expectations. My passionate team and I will ensure you know you will be in good hands. And able to fulfill even the most challenging requests as your personal concierges.

Italy is a fabulous land and we are here to make anything possible. So we invite you to join us for the Venice First experience and have the time of your life!