The project


Ottone the Lion


Ottone is the mascot of the tour operator “I viaggi di Ottone” a start up founded in 2021 that from the beginning desired to promote and be an active part of solidarity projects involving the city of Venice.

Everything started from a first collaboration as a clown doctor with the charity association Papa Renzo onlus, with the purpose of raising funds for the pediatric unit of the civil hospital of Venice. After this successful collaboration started the idea of raising funds for projects related to the city of Venice.

With the social channel venice_with_ottone the city is described through stories and cultural anecdotes in a unique and friendly way, directly explained by Ottone. The mission remains to engage people to support the solidarity effort, that is, to raise funds to reinvest in the city, to support and protect it, hoping to get through an impactful message for a new way of thinking about Venice.

The agency in licesing gave the non-profit organization the opportunity to create Ottone in peluchein order to raise funds in a completely transparent way. With the revenue from this special solidarity peluche, an important future perspective is created for tourism as well. Moving from the mass and frenetic flows considered hit and run, where in all these years they have only exploited our fragile city, a more constructive and less selfish tourist that improves the city and leaves something behind.

It’s easy to fall in love with Venice and you can do a few simple things to help!!!

Support Venice
Support Venice
A project to support Venice, the most beautiful city in the world which attracts millions of tourists every year.
Products with love
Products with love
All Leone Ottone products are designed to advertise Venice and support charities.
Gift ideas
Gift ideas
Give Ottone the Lion products. A nice gift idea that supports the city of Venice.

How can you join the project ?

Are you a merchant or an entrepreneur, a hotelier or do you love Venice?

We have thought of more ways to join the project, here they are:

  • Do you want to buy our soft toys for your customers?
  • Do you want to be a distributor of the soft toys?
  • Do you want the lion in licensing to create a product line?
  • Do you want to give your customers the opportunity to donate something to the Ottone project with each payment?

Then contact us! 

The only constraint is to give a small royalty to charity to the charity fund.
And remember, where you will find the Ottone logo you will be able to donate in complete safety.

You can follow the mascot on its social page Discover Venice with Ottone where, in a fun and unique way, you will show the city of Venice and you can also receive discounts on the activities of our friends who already join the project.


If you are in Venice or have bought our soft toy, tag us and Ottone will share you in his profile.

Also use the hashtag of the project #progettoleoneottone

Help us to make it known! What are you waiting for? Like Ottone il Leone on Facebook !

On the website of Ottone and that of the Papa Renzo association  you will find Ottone in plush format.

Are you a merchant, an entrepreneur or a hotelier?

Do you want to join the project?