Vicenza

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Vicenza
Comune
Città di Vicenza
Collage Vicenza.jpg
Vicenza in the province
The comune Vicenza, in red, in the province.
Vicenza is located in Italy
Vicenza
Location of Vicenza in Italy
Coordinates: 45°33′N 11°33′E / 45.55°N 11.55°E / 45.55; 11.55Coordinates: 45°33′N 11°33′E / 45.55°N 11.55°E / 45.55; 11.55
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Government
 • Mayor Achille Variati[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 80.57 km2 (31.11 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 39 m (128 ft)
Highest elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Lowest elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total 112,953
 • Density 1,401.92/km2 (3,630.97/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vicentini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36100
Dialing code 0444
Patron saint Madonna of Monte Berico
Saint day September 8
Website Official website
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto *
Piazza dei Signori
Country Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii
Reference 712
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1994 (18th Session)
Extensions 1996

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.[4]

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.[5]

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)
17.78
(64.01)
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)
12.76
(54.97)
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)
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
(42.791)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

As of 1 January  2016 (2016 -01-01), there are 112,953 persons living in the comune,[3] 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]

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