This year, we’re excited to announce that BlogVille 2019 will be hosted in the beautiful and charming Italian region of Emilia Romagna.

Back in 2012, BlogVille was launched in the region of Emilia Romagna, however, unlike previous years, this year also comes with a twist and it will be better than ever!

Instead of hosting one seasonal edition, we’re inviting bloggers and influencers to come in summer or autumn. That means bloggers and influencers will get the opportunity to pick a season and experience an entirely new way of local life when the seasons change.

Most of the action will take place in the capital of Emilia Romagna, Bologna, so you’ll never be far from the rich history, the incredible culture and the delicious local cuisine. Of course, no trip would be complete without the opportunity to head out into the countryside and explore what the villages and towns have to offer as well.


What’s the story behind BlogVille?

BlogVille was first launched back in 2012 by two members of the iambassador team, Melvin Boecher and Kash Bhattacharya along with the region of Emilia Romagna. Over the last 8 years, BlogVille has continued to grow and expand while introducing new locations including Tirol, Lombardia and the Republic of San Marino. Of course, in 2019, we will be returning to our original home base in Bologna, Emilia Romagna!

BlogVille has continually won awards for their excellence in innovation and social media. In 2012, BlogVille was awarded the Best Travel 2.0 Innovation Award at the World Travel Market in London, England and in 2014, the Innovative Initiative Award at the Social Media Tourism Symposium in Rovaniemi, Finland.

What is BlogVille all about?

BlogVille is a tourism campaign creative to host and support bloggers in beautiful and inspiring destinations while allowing them to create and find their own stories they surround themselves with. BlogVille provides bloggers with accommodations, and in support of the Emilia Romagna Tourist Board, there are also numerous opportunities for bloggers and influencers to explore the region within organized trips and on their own. The best part about BlogVille is that you have the flexibility to develop your own customized itinerary so that your experiences align with your interests and your niche.

When is BlogVille?

This year bloggers and influencers will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful region of Emilia Romagna for one week during two different seasons.

The first term will be hosted in Emilia Romagna, Italy from June.

The second term will be hosted in Emilia Romagna, Italy during Autumn of 2019 (date to be confirmed online via the BlogVille website).

Where will we be staying?

We will be staying in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Bologna city, along the main road of Bologna via dell’Indipendeza. The exact address will be provided once your participation with BlogVille is confirmed. The apartment is equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, a kitchen, house linens, etc.

For the newest and most accurate information, feel free to check out the BlogVille website.

How do you apply?

If you’re a blogger or influencer and would like to take part in BlogVille, you can apply online via the BlogVille website (applications are now open). The deadline for applications is April 30, 2019, so you’ll need to be quick if you’d like a chance to create legendary memories this year at BlogVille!

Best of luck!


  • Melvin

    Melvin is the founder and CEO of Travel Dudes, co-founder of the Social Travel Summit and the former COO of iambassador.

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