Montecchio Maggiore

Montecchio Maggiore
Comune di Montecchio Maggiore

Coat of arms
Montecchio Maggiore

Location of Montecchio Maggiore in Italy

Coordinates: 45°30′N 11°25′E / 45.500°N 11.417°E / 45.500; 11.417Coordinates: 45°30′N 11°25′E / 45.500°N 11.417°E / 45.500; 11.417
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Alte Ceccato, Bernuffi, Ghisa, Santissima Trinità, Sant'Urbano, Valdimolino
  Mayor Milena Cecchetto
  Total 30.67 km2 (11.84 sq mi)
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
  Total 23,842
  Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montecchiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36075
Dialing code +39 0444
Patron saint San Vitale
Saint day February 8
Website Official website

Montecchio Maggiore (Venetian: Montecio Majore) 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.

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.

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International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Montecchio Maggiore is twinned with:


  1. "Alton Town Twinning Association". Hampshire County Council. May 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-25.


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