The Veneto Region: the Vicenza goldsmith district
Veneto, and in particular the area that goes from Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa and Trissino, is one of the most famous industrial poles on the national scene, where a real production district has developed that houses the entire goldsmith chain.
The range of Vicenza’s goldsmithing production is very varied and includes leading companies in the production of machinery and technologies for the sector, goldsmith producers, semi-finished products and components for the creation of jewellery, contemporary jewellery brands that mainly use silver for their collections, manufacturers of fine jewellery up to specialists in the creation of packaging and visual merchandising solutions, even customized.
Companies belonging to the Vicenza gold district participate in Vicenzaoro to meet an international audience and expand their business. The District, in fact, boasts an image of a center of excellence in goldsmith production and in the processing of precious metals at an international level thanks to its ability to continuously innovate.
A very important role for the development and growth of the district is played by the consortia and trade associations which assist and support companies in their national and international expansion.
The Veneto Region, in addition to being famous and known for its goldsmith tradition, as it is one of the main production districts of the sector in Italy, is also known throughout the world for its artistic, cultural and food and wine heritage: The Land of Venice.
With nine sites, Veneto is second only to Lombardy for the number of assets included in the World Heritage List, and Vicenza in particular boasts the splendid loggias of the Basilica in Piazza dei Signori, the Teatro Olimpico and many other works consigned by Palladio to the city.
The Museo del Gioiello is located right inside the Palladian Basilica, the first in Italy and one of the few in the world dedicated exclusively to jewellery, a permanent museum space of 410 square meters which offers an original aesthetic and cognitive experience on jewellery, enhancing a ancient object deeply rooted in human culture.
9 rooms presenting an entirely Italian selection of jewellery, dedicated to the production of large fashion houses and small and medium-sized companies in the gold districts of the area, to artisan excellence, artistic experimentation and the search for independent designers.