Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Where is Vicenza, Italy?

For all our friends and family that are unfamiliar with Europe and Italy, I am posting some basic information about our destination.

Vicenza, Italy is located in the northwest part of Italy. It is  approximately 40 miles from Venice, Italy. Venice is the city in Italy that is built on the edge of the sea and has canals for roads. We will fly in to Marco Polo Airport in Venice when we arrive in Italy.

The city of Vicenza is slightly smaller than Topeka, Kansas. It is home to Caserma Ederle, which is the Army  Post where Gary will be working. I am sure there are many things about the city that we will not learn until we get there and our settled.

Vicenza is well known for it's architecture and has a number of villas that were designed by an architect named Palladio. It has many places to see the scenic unique buildings of Palladian design. The city is on the list of  UNESCO World Heritage Sites.