Vicenza

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Vicenza
Città di Vicenza
A collage of Vicenza showing: the Villa Capra "La Rotonda", the classical temple in the Parco Querini, a panorama of the city from the Monte Berico, the Piazza dei Signori and the Renaissance Basilica Palladiana.
A collage of Vicenza showing: the Villa Capra "La Rotonda", the classical temple in the Parco Querini, a panorama of the city from the Monte Berico, the Piazza dei Signori and the Renaissance Basilica Palladiana.
Vicenza is located in Italy
Vicenza
Vicenza
Location of Vicenza in Italy
Coordinates: 45°33′N 11°33′E / 45.550°N 11.550°E / 45.550; 11.550Coordinates: 45°33′N 11°33′E / 45.550°N 11.550°E / 45.550; 11.550
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
Province / Metropolitan cityProvince of Vicenza (VI)
Government
 • MayorAchille Variati (PD)
Area
 • Total80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
(January 1, 2014)[1]
 • Total113,655
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vicentini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36100
Dialing code0444
Patron saintMadonna of Monte Berico
Saint daySeptember 8
WebsiteOfficial website
Vicenza
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Piazza dei Signori - Torre Bissara - Vicenza.jpg
Piazza dei Signori
Part ofCity of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
CriteriaCultural: i, ii
Reference712-001
Inscription1994 (18th Session)
Area218 ha

Vicenza is a comune and city in the Veneto region, in Northeast Italy. Vicenza is the capital of the province of the same name. The city is about 60 km (37 mi) west of Venice, the capital of the region, and 200 km (120 mi) east of Milan.

Vicenza is a cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and 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 Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theater), Vicenza has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

The city is also known as the "City of Palladio" after Andrea Palladio, an architect that designed and built several important buildings in Vicenza and other cities.

Geography[change | change source]

Vicenza is at the confluence of the Bacchiglione river with its tributary Retrone.The comune of Vicenza has an area of 80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi) to the north of the Berici Hills. Its average altitude is 39 m (128 ft).[2]

The southern part of the city is flat with an elevation of 26 m (85 ft) above sea level. The historical centre is among the meanders of the Bacchiglione river and of its tributaries with an elevation of 33–40 m (108–131 ft) above sea level. To the south there is also an area with hills belonging to the Berici Hills with a top elevation of 183 m (600 ft) above sea level

Vicenza borders with the following comuniː Altavilla Vicentina, Arcugnano, Bolzano Vicentino, Caldogno, Costabissara, Creazzo, Dueville, Longare, Monteviale, Monticello Conte Otto, Quinto Vicentino and Torri di Quartesolo.[3]

Frazioni[change | change source]

The following frazioni (hamlets) are part of Vicenza: Anconetta, Bertesina, Bertesinella, Bugano, Campedello, Casale, Debba, Longara, Maddalene, Ospedaletto, Polegge, San Pietro Intrigogna, Santa Croce Bigolina, Tormeno.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Vicenza is an oceanic climate with template summers, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.[4]

The average temperature for the year in Vicenza is 12.8 °C (55.0 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 23.1 °C (73.6 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 2.2 °C (36.0 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Vicenza is 1,087.1 mm (42.8 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 109.2 mm (4.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 73.7 mm (2.9 in).

Climate data for Vicenza, Italy
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.1
(55.6)
17.5
(63.5)
22.6
(72.7)
26.2
(79.2)
28.9
(84)
27.9
(82.2)
24.5
(76.1)
18.8
(65.8)
11.8
(53.2)
6.9
(44.4)
17.8
(64)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.2
(36)
4.5
(40.1)
8.2
(46.8)
12.2
(54)
17.0
(62.6)
20.6
(69.1)
23.1
(73.6)
22.2
(72)
19.0
(66.2)
13.6
(56.5)
7.5
(45.5)
3.0
(37.4)
12.8
(55)
Average low °C (°F) −1.8
(28.8)
--- 3.2
(37.8)
7.0
(44.6)
11.4
(52.5)
15.1
(59.2)
17.3
(63.1)
16.6
(61.9)
13.5
(56.3)
8.4
(47.1)
3.3
(37.9)
−0.9
(30.4)
7.8
(46)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 84.7
(3.335)
77.4
(3.047)
90.0
(3.543)
95.7
(3.768)
102.7
(4.043)
103.2
(4.063)
73.4
(2.89)
100.7
(3.965)
76.7
(3.02)
93.9
(3.697)
109.2
(4.299)
79.3
(3.122)
1,086.9
(42.792)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

As of 1 January 2016, there are 112,953 persons living in the comune,[5] for a population density of 1,401.9 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population in Vicenza

Twinned towns[change | change source]

Vicenza is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Demo.istat.it. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
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  3. "Comuni limitrofi a Vicenza" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  4. "Vicenza, Italy - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
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