Thiene

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Thiene
Comune
Comune di Thiene
Palazzo Porto Colleoni Thiene (also known as The Castle of Thiene).
Palazzo Porto Colleoni Thiene (also known as The Castle of Thiene).
Thiene is located in Italy
Thiene
Thiene
Location of Thiene in Italy
Coordinates: 45°42′30″N 11°28′40″E / 45.70833°N 11.47778°E / 45.70833; 11.47778Coordinates: 45°42′30″N 11°28′40″E / 45.70833°N 11.47778°E / 45.70833; 11.47778
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Borgo Lampertico, Rozzampia, Santo
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Casarotto
Area
 • Total 19.7 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Population (31 August 2008)
 • Total 22,780
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym Thienesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36016
Dialing code 0445
Patron saint Saint Cajetan of Thiene
Saint day August 7
Website Official website

Thiene is a city and comune in the province of Vicenza, in northern Italy, located approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Venice and 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Milan.

The city has an active and lively industrial sector, composed mainly of small-to-medium sized companies. It also has one of the top ranked Italian boardwalks (listed as number 3 of the top 10). Thiene also has a tradition every 24 December to unite its community to sing a song indigenous only to this town.

The Centro Europeo per i Mestieri del Patrimonio is located at Villa Fabris.

This wealthy community has recently been destination of numerous immigrants, primarily from Morocco, Asia and Eastern Europe.

History[edit]

Of ancient Roman origin, it was acquired by the Visconti of Padua in the Middle Ages. Later it was a free commune, and subsequently part of the Republic of Venice.

Economy[edit]

At one time Volare Group had its head office in Thiene.[1]

Main sights[edit]

Landmarks include:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us." Volareweb.com. Retrieved on 8 February 2011. "HEADQUARTER Corso Garibaldi, 186 - 36016 Thiene (VI) - ITALY."

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