Vicenza, located in the region of Veneto in the north-east of Italy, was founded in the second century BC, but it wasn’t until many centuries later, when it fell under Venetian rule, that it began to prosper, turning into an important city from the 15th to the 18th century. The golden age of Vicenza began in 1540, when the Venetian aristocracy reor...

I’ziae Frazier spent the hours before her American high school graduation Saturday with friends and 100 strangers in an Italian plaza protesting racism and police brutality in her home country. “Honestly, I feel the pain of all of my ancestors, all of them,” said Frazier, who’ll be attending Howard University in the fall. She said it was devastatin...

A small, virtual gathering of Italian eyewitnesses occurred last week in the U.S. Army Garrison Italy public affairs office to recall the liberation of Italy and the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day in Europe. A simple request and digital technology provided the stage where four Italians -- who vividly recall April 28, 1945, when American troops arr...

The Navy is shutting schools, child development centers and base gyms at Naval Support Activity Naples, and cancelling “base group activities” starting Tuesday, joining Army and Air Force efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus in Italy. In an announcement posted Sunday on the NSA Naples Facebook page, Navy officials said the measures are “b...

Vicenza is a city rich in stunning historic architecture, but it all pales in comparison to the Basilica Palladiana, which looms over the Piazza dei Signori and has served as the city’s literal and figurative heart for hundreds of years. “The building we call the Basilica began as the so-called Palace of Reason, the former seat of the civil authori...

On Friday and Saturday Dec. 6-7, Soldiers, Airmen, military Families, and Civilians of the Vicenza Military Community participated in a two-day clean-up of Venice following widespread flooding during the annual 'acqua alta', or high water, that struck the iconic island city on Nov. 12. This is the second most devastating acqua alta in Venice histor...

Padua University has a long history of astronomical studies. Galileo Galilei used his telescope for the first time and made his famous discoveries while living in the city. The university transformed an old tower into La Specola Observatory during the late 18th century, but by the beginning of the 20th century, it was deemed obsolete. In 1942, the...

Un valdagnese alla guida del dipartimento di medicina di Harvard. Non è un sogno, ma una bella realtà che porta la firma di Maurizio Fava. Un’eccellenza che affonda le radici nella città laniera con gli studi al ginnasio del liceo “Trissino” e la passione per il basket nata con la “Virtus Valdagno”. A 63 anni, dopo una carriera costellata di succes...

A desire to make a life-long difference with their summer adventures brought a group of inquisitive Italian children and teens to Caserma Ederle, July 31. U.S. Army Garrison Italy opened the doors of the installation to forty-five students and their chaperones from a local summer camp in nearby Fara Vicentino to learn more about the Army’s mission...

More than 300 distinguished guests, family members, Soldiers and civilians braved sweltering heat today as U.S. Army Garrison Italy bade farewell to Garrison Commander Col. Erik M. Berdy and welcomed Col. Daniel J. Vogel as its new leader. The change of command ceremony took place on Hoekstra Field here after an awards ceremony wherein Berdy and hi...