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 architects. 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.