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Happy Birthday Venere!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Venere is turning 20!

20 Great Years of Traveling with You!

Happy Birthday Venere

All of us here at Venere have a lot to celebrate. We started small, aimed big and after 20 years we can proudly say that we are leaders in online travel with over 20 years of expertise. Of course we have you – our Venere travelers – to thank! So a big cheers to you our community of travelers!

Highlights from Our Journey


4 young friends launch a small beta version hotel booking site called Venere.

Venere signs up hotels in its hometown of Rome and later Florence. The first reservations arrive in June! We started right here in Italy with Rome hotels.

2002 were pioneers when it comes to online user reviews. Yep, we were one of the first to ask you guys what you think back in 2001 and thanks to you, we now have 1.2 million Venere reviews! Keep them coming!

2004 takes to the Atlantic and signs up our first hotel in the US market – New York hotels here we come!

2008 becomes part of Expedia Inc. on July 2008! This gave our users a whole lot more to choose from.

We’re now working on strengthening our European expertise with a fresh look at travel in Italy! We aim to please, especially in our home country.

Over the past 20 years we have worked hard to meet your travel needs. offers 20 years of expertise and more than 200,000 types of accommodation- hotels, bed & breakfasts, apartments, villas, hostels and much more. All in over 180 countries. Now that’s worth celebrating!

Here’s to you, our travelers!

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Venere Travel Blog writer louise

Louise Vinciguerra is a fantastic joke teller, has a million and one hobbies and enjoys matching her fonts with her moods. This Brooklyn, NY native dirties her hands in content on weekdays and as devout nature lover, dirties them in soil on the weekends. When she’s not on Facebook, Wordpress or Twitter, she’s traveling in search of fun food, dabbling in urban farming or planning nature trips from her resident city of Rome. When she’s not doing any of the above, she sleeps. Google+

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