High vaults and sculpted arches, cobblestone streets with small tunnels, street markets and street vendors, pasta, wine ... all this is what this jewel of Mediterranean which is a real treasure for fans of art and culture. welcome to Vicenza.
Vicenza is located northeast of Italy, in Veneto. The closest cities you will find are: Venice (60 km) and Milan (200 km). Vicenza is an economic and lively center that stands out from other well-known cities in Italy. Their industries The most important are textiles (silk, cotton, wool), steel, gold, etc.
Agricultural practices are also a key factor in the economy. It is the third industrial center of the country. The rich and abundant traditional Italian cuisine is represented by all corners of Vicenza, with a special touch Vicentini. The typical Vicentini food includes vicentina alla baccalà, cod in sauce and risi e bisi, risotto with Lumignano peas. The city of Vicenza has appeared in the following films from Hollywood:
- Don Giovanni (1979)
- I dreamed of Africa (2000), starring Kim Basinger
- The Ripley Game (2001), starring John Malkovich and Ray Winstone
- The Merchant of Venice (2004), starring Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino
- Casonova (2005), starring Heath Ledger
The patroness Vicenza is the Virgin of Monte Bérico or the Blessed Virgin. One of the main monuments of the city is the Basilica of Santa Maria di Monte Bérico, located on the slopes of Monte Bérico. The city was suffering a devastating plague, between 1426 and 1428 and the Virgin visited city two.
Visit Vicenza - Travel Tips for Vicenza, Italy (October 2020)