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Vicenza (province)

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The province of Vicenza is in the Veneto region of Italy home to a population of 874,630 (as of 2012) and one of the richest provinces in Italy.

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  • Vicenza - the city of Palladio and a World Heritage Site. Home to beautiful medieval and Renaissance buildings such as the world famous Villa la Rotonda and the oldest covered theatre in the world the Teatro Olimpico
  • Bassano del Grappa - nice picturesque town home to Palladio's wooden bridge called Ponte Vecchio and birthplace of the alcoholic beverage Grappa
  • Marostica - beautiful castle town perched on top of a hill and home to a world-famous living chess game
  • Thiene - small town with a medieval centre and nice castle
  • Asiago - situated on a plateau surrounded by nature and mountains and home to the world-famous Asiago cheese, also site of a major battle between Austria and Italy during WWI.

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  • Palladian Villas - a Unesco World Heritage Site comprising many Renaissance villas built by the famous architect Andrea Palladio and scattered throughout the province
  • Strada delle 52 Gallerie - a WWI military road dug out of the Pasubio mountain's side, now a really nice path for trekking reaching up to 2000m
  • Berici Hills - a series of low hills with a few villages scattered around and some nice sceneries to be seen especially looking north towards the Alps


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