Vicenza, (Vicensa) in the Veneto, is an Italian town of 112,953 inhabitants, capital of the province in Veneto. The metropolitan area of the city, identified with the methodology of the Functional Urban Regions, counts 287,246 inhabitants.
It is the fourth municipality in the region by population and the fifth most densely populated.
The capital is berico destination for cultural tourism with visitors from all over Italy and international, by virtue of his being dubbed «the city of Palladio» – named after the architect who created here a number of buildings in the late Renaissance. Just because the city is an exceptional artistic achievement for the many architectural contributions from Andrea Palladio, Vicenza has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The city is among the most important Italian industrial and economic centers, with a high per capita income as well as the heart of a province dotted with small and medium-sized enterprises whose production records for years third place in Italy in terms of turnover in exports, driven mainly by engineering industry, textile and goldsmith. The latter reached in berico capital over a third of total exports of gold, making Vicenza the Italian capital of gold processing.