Vicenza is set in the heart of the Veneto Region. Placed along the highway connecting Milan to Venice, it lies 50 kmfrom Verona’s Villafranca airport, 70 km from Venice’s Marco Polo airport and 250 km from Milan’s Malpensaairport. The city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas in the surroundings are included in the Unesco World HeritageList. Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Marostica are art heritage cities linked by a network of villas by Andrea Palladio.No less than 16 of the 23 villas designed by this great architect, who has been imitated all over the world, are foundin this province. Besides Palladio’s villas built in the 1500’s, the area also boasts hundreds of other villasconstructed right up till 1800, among which those frescoed in 1700 by Giambattista Tiepolo. Moreover Palladio’ssignature, many other elements make the province an unparalleled and unique land. Its rolling hills, its mountainsthat were the backdrop of the First World War, the castles of Romeo and Juliet that set the scene for Shakespeare’stragedy, medieval towns, locally grown products and local cuisine, its ceramics and jewellery industries… all ofthese represent a thousand valid reasons for planning a trip to Vicenza.In Vicenza, tourists will enjoy all that may beexpected of Italian style. From the worldfamousItalian fashion to its cutting edgedesign, from excellent food to the History ofArt… over the years Vicenza has come torepresent the Italian way of life, thanks to itsinhabitants’ creativeness and devotion. Forthose who wish to savour all of this andmore, luxury shopping is a must in theVicentino, where great buys may be madedirectly from fashion, jewellery andhandicraft manufacturers (Bottega Veneta,Diesel, Valentino are only some examples).