In Vicenza people live from exports. Almost 80 percent of production goes abroad. The old town is adorned with 23 buildings by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, which are protected by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. You can see Maseratis parked in front of the restaurants. The hills around Arcugnano in the south, with their villas, are considered the Beverly Hills of Vicenza. The provincial capital in the rich north-east of Italy is particularly closely intertwined with the German economy. In 2021, the companies delivered goods worth 2.5 billion euros across the Alps. A record result that is likely to be surpassed this year. With this business model, the province’s 840,000 residents depend on good relationships with their neighbors.