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Welcome to VICENZA
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Information about VICENZA The town of Vicenza has remote origins, that go back to the prehistoric age. In the medioeval area Vicenza was under the domination of the Scaligery dynasty, but from 1404 to 1797 the long Venetian domination guaranteed four centuries of peace and well-being. The art reached very high levels and the economy grew. The 16th century was the time of the great architect Andrea Palladio, who left Vicenza and the whole world a priceless artistic heritage. In the 19th century, after the fall of Napoleone, the town passed to the Austrians and later belonged to the Lombard Venetian Kingdom. In 1866 it was united to the Kingdom of Italy. The first World War was mostly fought in the province of Vicenzas, while the Second World War also affected the town, that was seriously damaged by bombs. Vicenza is a city on a human scale, an attractive town, bound indissolubly to the aesthetic genius created by Andrea Palladio. Villas and palaces of such extraordinary beauty to make Vicenza deserve the title attribute by UNESCO, that of World Heritage.
 
Available Trades in VICENZA ADVERTISING - MARKETING - COMMUNICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
ART - ANTIQUES & HANDICRAFTS
BANKING - FINANCING & INSURANCE
BUSINESS SERVICES
ENERGY - GAS - ELECTRICITY &WATER - SERVICES
FOOD - BEVERAGE & NEWSAGENTS
HOUSE & GARDEN
JEWELLERS & WATCHMAKERS
LEGAL SERVICES
MOTORING
PUBLISHING & PRINTING
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES & FUNERAL SERVICES
TRADE & BUSINESS - IMPORT-EXPORT & WHOLESALER
 


ITALIA

General Information
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km2
Population: 60,157,214 (April 2009).
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz
IDD: +39
Emergency number: 112/113
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region), French (minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Government
Government: Republic

Religion
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 66.1543 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Country roads: 90/110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: EU pink format licences are valid in Italy but old-style green licences (without photos) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Monday (variable), Apr 25 Liberation Day, May 1 Labor Day, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 25/26 Christmas Day/St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A781114182225252116129
P7162575146371521639912993
S44678911108644
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800/ 3G 2100 & HSPA

GPS
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 29 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.30. Food shops are often closed Wednesday afternoon.


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