Vicenza is a presiding city in the region of Veneto, Italy situated at the feet of the Church of St. Mary of Mount Berico. This ancient city is located 60 kilometres east of Venice and serves as a symbolic conglomeration of historical architecture. Vicenza is one of Italy’s wealthiest cities on account of the production success of textile and steel and prevalence of gold in the area.
The influence of Andrea Palladio is displayed in 23 buildings around the city including the Olympic Theatre, jointly designated the Vicenza, City of Palladio" and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral of Vicenza and Monte Berico are two of the most historical churches, and Palazzo Chiericati reigns as the most regal urban palazzo of the city. Parks, squares, and monuments abound connecting the impressive cultural facets of vast Vicenza.
A train station in the southern aspect of the city accounts for the most popular form of public transportation. Vicenza also boasts a local bus service and exit points from the major highways of A4, A31, A13, and A22.
Vicenza dates back to the Roman period of 157 BCE, and in 1404 it was first recognised under the Republic of Venice. The city persevered through Austrian rule to attain eventual membership within the Kingdom of Italy in 1866.