Vinnytsia is the largest city in the historic region of Podillia.
The city's roots date back to the Middle Ages and it was under Polish control for centuries until the Russian Empire annexed it in 1793. During 1930s and early 1940s the city was the site of massacres, first during Stalin's purges and then during the Holocaust in Ukraine and the Nazi occupation. A Cold War-era airbase was located near the city.
Vinnytsia International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний Аеропорт «Вінниця») (IATA: VIN, ICAO: UKWW) is an airport located near the village of Havryshivka (12.5km east of city centre). The main destinations are Kiev-Boryspil, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion operated by Ukraine International Airlines.
The main railway station is Vinnytsia (Вінниця). It has daily trains to all major cities and towns in Ukraine. It makes sense to buy railway tickets in advance at Ukrainian railways' site  since trains are few and usually getting fully sold out.