About Us

All photos copyright Veneto Sport Awards LLC 2019-2020

Veneto Sport Awards LLC is a family owned and operated business. Our founder  was born in Italy's Veneto region, to which we have strong ties. Selling sport awards is a natural outgrowth of our own love of sports and the outdoors: we enjoy road and gravel cycling, hiking, kayaking, and both alpine and cross-country skiing.


The Veneto region, located in the northeast of Italy, is renowned for its lovely historic cities filled with art treasures and architectural gems, as well as for the natural beauty of areas such as the Dolomites, where Cortina d'Ampezzo will once again host the Winter Olympics in 2026.  Montebelluna and the surrounding zone are the world capital of sports footwear manufacturing, with numerous manufacturers of ski boots, hiking and mountaineering boots, and cycling shoes headquartered here. Bicycles, bicycle components, technical sportswear, and sports eyewear are other major industries. The Veneto's inhabitants enjoy a wide variety of outdoor sports, including alpine and cross country skiing, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, nordic walking, road and gravel cycling, mountain biking, hiking and trekking, hang gliding and paragliding, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning, and whitewater kayaking.  

The background of our logo is a Venetian gothic window, one of the region's ubiquitous architectural features. The winged lion of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice, is the symbol of the Veneto region. 

Alan Santinon, founder of Veneto Sport Awards,

enjoys a hike in the Dolomites.

Enjoy a virtual visit to the Veneto Region


Veneto The Land of Venice- the official tourism site of the Veneto Region

Magico Veneto - an extensive site (in Italian) full of information and wonderful photos of the entire region.

The enchanting Prosecco wine growing area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dolomiti Pre Alpi - the picturesque pre-Alps and Dolomites

The Asiago Sette Comuni Plateau - a wonderland for hikers, cross country skiers, cyclists, and mountain bikers

Asolo - an enchanting hill town in Treviso province

Feltre - a historic, picturesque city at the foot of the Dolomites

Walled Cities of the Veneto

The National Park of the Bellunese Dolomites - a spectacular park in the world's most magical mountains

(70% of which are in the Italian-speaking Veneto Region)

April  and her all road bike on one of her favorite routes,  in the valley between Feltre and Belluno,