Vicenza is hardly a “tourist city”, even though tourists are not uncommon here. First of all, it is an important industrial center of the Veneto region with developed mechanical engineering, textile industry and jewelry production.
This city is a real paradise for shopaholics: there are not only designer boutiques under the signs of famous brands, but also shops with local clothes at very nice prices. Goldsmiths come here from all over the world to one of the largest international exhibitions VicenzaOro. And young architects, sculptors, artists go to Vicenza in order to finally see firsthand the architectural style of “palladianism”, which they read so many times in university textbooks and which was born here, in the homeland of one of the greatest architects in world history Andrea Palladio.
The ingenious son of a miller. Continue reading