Theme Week Veneto – Schio

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Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0

Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0

Schio is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza situated North of Vicenza and East of the Lake of Garda. It is surrounded by the Little Dolomites (Italian Prealps) and Mount Pasubio. By the 12th century Schio had become an important centre of prosperous wool manufacturing. The city was ruled by the Venetian Maltraversi family until 1311.

Schio is now an industrial town thanks to Alessandro Rossi, who founded the biggest Italian wool firm (Lanerossi) in the 19th century. Rossi also arranged the building of houses, nurseries, schools, theatres and gardens for his workers. The most important textile factories in Schio were Lanerossi, Conte and Cazzola. Schio was called “Manchester of Italy”, because it was the focal point of the northern wool trade like the British city.

Saint Peter church © Wanblee/cc-by-sa-2.5 Fabbrica Alta - Lanificio Rossi © Jacopobenz/cc-by-3.0 Alessandro Rossi monument © Wanblee/cc-by-sa-2.5 Schio Castle © Wanblee/cc-by-sa-2.5 Via Pasubio © Semolo75 Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Fabbrica Alta - Lanificio Rossi © Jacopobenz/cc-by-3.0
Among the main sights is the Weaver’s Monument, erected in 1879 by Alessandro Rossi who dedicated it to his workers. The inhabitants of Schio call it L’Omo (a dialect word for “man”). It is statue representing a man who holds proudly in one hand the shuttle of his loom, the emblem of his craft and indeed of the whole textile industry.

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