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Montecchio Maggiore

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Country  Italy
Elevation  72 m (236 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Province  Province of Vicenza
Postal code  36075
Province / Metropolitan city  Vicenza (VI)
Demonym(s)  Montecchiani
Area  30.67 km²
Local time  Saturday 2:10 AM
Region  Veneto
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Frazioni  Alte Ceccato, Bernuffi, Ghisa, Santissima Trinità, Sant'Urbano, Valdimolino
Weather  8°C, Wind N at 6 km/h, 78% Humidity

Montecchio Maggiore is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is situated approximately 12 kilometres (7 miles) west of Vicenza and 43 km (27 miles) east of Verona, SP 246 passes through it.


Map of 36075 Montecchio Maggiore, Province of Vicenza, Italy

Montecchio Maggiore borders the following municipalities: Altavilla Vicentina, Arzignano, Brendola, Castelgomberto, Montebello Vicentino, Montorso Vicentino, Sovizzo, Trissino, Zermeghedo.


The land of Montecchio Maggiore has been inhabited since the late Stone Age, though it was invaded and occupied many times. Two castles built about 975 are claimed to be the inspiration for the Romeo and Juliet legend. Luigi da Porto of Vicenza set the story here in his novel of 1552.

Main sights

  • Villa Cordellina Lombardi, is a masterpiece of neo-Palladian architect Giorgio Massari, with 18th-century frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
  • Museum Zannato, founded in 1922 by Giuseppe Zannato, its first curator. It has sections devoted to archaeologcal and paleontological finds. Some of these contain materials found in the late-Roman necropolis of Carpanè. There is also an important gemological section.
  • Castle Bellaguardia (Called Castle of Juliet)
  • Castello della Villa (Called Castle of Romeo)
  • Twin towns – Sister cities

    Montecchio Maggiore is twinned with:

  • Passau, Germany, from 2003
  • Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Carloforte, Italy, from 2009.
  • References

    Montecchio Maggiore Wikipedia