Eurocultura cooperates with enterprises of Vicenza where English is adopted as a working language.
English is spoken in enterprises like export offices, hotel receptions, repair car shops, furniture factories, hospitals, language schools, museums, tourist offices, design offices, architectural offices, goldsmith shops, EU-Consulting offices, clothing shops and test laboratories.
In Vicenza the English language is widespread and this is due to several reasons.
Vicenza has an export volume of 18 billion euros and it takes the third place in Italy behind Milan and Bergamo (far ahead from major cities like Rome, Turin and Florence). Mechanical engineering, jewellery industry, tannery, electrical industry, chemistry and pharmaceutics are some of the main economic focuses. The most important sales markets are the German-speaking countries, the USA, France and Great Britain.
Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to Andrea Palladio’s architectural masterpieces and attracts many foreign tourists for its perfect location between Venice and Verona (less than an hour away).
Vicenza is the largest US military base in Europe (over 10,000 American soldiers and family members), making it an important customer for retail trade and catering. In addition to that about 15,000 foreigners (often from English-speaking countries) still live in the city.
In terms of culture, the city has many museums (A. Palladio architecture museum, jewellery museum and the world’s largest icon museum), several theatres (including the famous Teatro Olimpico) and open-air festivals between May and September. In addition to that organizers have international networks; therefore it is normal to communicate in English.
In the shared apartments and rooms where our trainees are accommodated, hosts often have lived abroad for work or study and that is why they can speak English. In this case mutual understanding is much easier.
In short, Vicenza represents the Italian life style, but at the same time English is used as the working language.