Last week instincts fashion team jetted off to beautiful Venice, home of Diadora HQ, for two days of scorching sun, incredible food and most importantly stand out premium sportswear!
The brand hosted a bevy of guests including AJ Odudu, HELLO! Fashion Monthly, Hunger and The London Chatter. The first stop on the trip was the impressive Diadora Headquarters just outside the city. Our guests were treated to a tour of the brands museum and met Diadora’s inspiring CEO Enrico Moretti Polegato who shared his experiences at the helm thus far. They were then guided through Diadora’s remarkable sporting history by Olympic Gold Medallist marathon runner, Gelindo Bordin who perfectly encapsulated the huge role the brand has played in Italy’s sporting achievements.
It was then on to the magnificent Villa Sandi for a wine tasting and a scenic stroll around the Polegato Family vineyard before an exhilarating water taxi ride (with a very dishy captain!) to our hotel, the insta-famous Hotel Ca Segredo. The picturesque building on the Grand Canal has been centre of attention recently for it’s thought provoking ‘Support’ sculpture by Lorenzo Quinn.
For day two we embarked on a Walking tour of ‘Secret Venice’ before sitting down for a traditional Venetian lunch hosted by Diadora at the delicious Nevodi where the talented chefs treated us to a tasting menu with more courses than we could count!
The trip wrapped up with a tour of the world renowned La Biennale art exhibitions in the stunning Napoleonic gardens in the east of the city.
The visit was a perfectly framed snapshot of one of the most stunning cities in the world, brimming full with culture and above all, Diadora. We’ll be reminiscing for weeks to come… Until next time Venezia!