Benvenuti! Welcome to Vicenza!
Vicenza is a beautiful city steeped in rich history, with a wealth of cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. Located about 45 minutes west of Venice and within a few hours drive of Austria, Switzerland and world-renowned Italian cities, most of the American military community works on Caserma Ederle, located just east of downtown Vicenza. It is home to the U.S. Army Africa headquarters, part of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), other tenant units and the U.S. Army Garrison Italy headquarters.
Caserma Carlo Ederle, or Camp Ederle, and Caserma Renato Del Din are actually Italian Army bases where we are guests of the Italian government, so all of our operations are done in close cooperation with the Italian authorities. Our personnel also work at smaller facilities in and around Vicenza.
Vicenza is a power-projection platform for our troops, but we also provide Soldiers, families and civilians great community support. All the amenities you might need are available on the installation or in the local community. Personnel working in Vicenza include both U.S. service members and DoD civilians, as well as Italian military personnel and civilians.
A small percentage of our Soldiers with families live in our housing area, Villaggio, and some junior enlisted Soldiers live in barracks on Caserma Ederle with nearly 800 living in barracks on Caserma Del Din. However, the majority of our population lives in and around Vicenza, in private rentals and in government-leased apartments. Housing in Italy is different from what you may have experienced at other installations, and I encourage you to read our newcomer information to get a better idea of what to expect once you arrive in Vicenza.
An assignment to Italy is an amazing opportunity to experience a new culture and way of life, while still enjoying the support of our Army Family. Welcome to our community and welcome to Vicenza! For more newcomers information, review the other newcomer pages on our site.