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Vicenza is very rich in history and culture and has always nurtured talent and great traditions. It is well-known for being the city of Andrea Palladio, widely considered to be one of the most influential Renaissance architect.
Vicenza together with Arezzo and Valenza is also one of the three historic centres of jewellery making in Italy. Workshops large and small have always crafted gold here, creating deep-rooted traditions which are passed down the generations. Here lie the roots of the family which set up its first workshop at the turn of the 20th century, and have been making FOPE creations ever since. They draw on this rich, shared culture as they invent ever-new ways of interpreting Italian style.
FOPE is also committed in supporting the cultural activity of the city, promoting Italian artists and musician all over the world.
FOPE and the Cazzola family have been honing techniques for making their beautiful jewellery since 1929.
While FOPE has always had a flair for experimentation and innovation, the recent challenges of international success and globalisation have inspired several important choices. First and foremost was the decision to remain in Vicenza and invest extensively in structuring processes and computerising production.
Leading-edge numerical control machinery – much of it customised – is the jewel in the factory’s crown, where FOPE’s industrial approach is constantly evolving while the expertise of FOPE’s master goldsmiths is priceless and it’s what makes every piece so unique.