Location

Vicenza (Italy) is a city located in northeastern Italy. It is in the Veneto Region, at the northern base of the MountBerico, where it straddles the Bacchiglione River. Vicenza is approximately 60 kilometers (37 mi) west of Venice and 200 kilometers (120 mi) east of Milan.

 

Vicenza is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture.It hosts many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. With the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area, and his renowned Olympic Theater, the “City of Palladio" has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

 

Vicenza estimated population is, approximately, of 112198 and it counts of a metropolitan area of almost 270000. Vicenza is the third-largest Italian industrial center, as measured by the value of its exports, and is one of the country’s wealthiest cities, in large part due to its textile and steel industries.

 

Additionally, about one fifth of the Country’s gold and jewelry is made in Vicenza, greatly contributing to the city's economy, and that is the reason why it is also known as the “Golden City”.

 

Another important sector is the engineering/computer components industry and it gave birth to Federico Faggin, the microprocessor's co-inventor.