Mi no vago combatar (I don’t want to fight)

The Venetians have entrepreneurship in their blood rather than the desire to wage war. Better business! … or emigrate!

Venetic drachmas

As early as 1200 BC. the Venetians of Padua had their own mint which beats silver coins.

Venetian duchy

From 1284 Venice launches gold coinage and the ducat becomes the most accredited currency of the southern European states. In the sixteenth century it was the Venetian ducat.

Venetian Zecchino

From 1254 the Duchy changed its name, conquered the European markets and encouraged the trade of the Serenissima.

Mezzogiorno del Nord

From the end of the 19th century until the middle of the last century, Veneto was poor and considered the “Mezzogiorno of the North”. Living conditions, nutrition and health offered a life expectancy of less than 40 years

Remittances of money from abroad

Veneto has recovered from the two major war conflicts and has achieved an excellent quality of life thanks above all to the generous remittances of money from Venetians who emigrated abroad.

Economic miracle

A thriving economic center during the 1980s and early 1990s. Veneto is considered one of the most prosperous regions in the world.

Locomotive of Italy

Appellation referring to the Veneto and commonly used by the media during the last decades of the last century.

People of VAT numbers

Despite the very high state taxation (64.8% in Italy against the European average of 40.6%) more than a quarter of the Veneto population enjoys a strong propensity for entrepreneurship and has a VAT number.

Made in Veneto

Extremely dynamic production model of the small business which flourished and prospered in the 1980s and was the subject of study in the most famous economic universities of the United States.

Casa-Capanon (House-Shed)

A combination that indicates how working in the warehouse behind the house has always been part of entrepreneurial life in the Veneto region. As well as the relationship of great familiarity and friendship between the owner and the employees.

Metalmezzadro (Metalsharecropper)

Since the 1960s, the figure of the Venetian sharecropper who works the week in the factory and on Saturdays and Sundays in the fields has stood out.

Muso duro e bareta fracà

Work in Veneto thrives on its own sacredness made up of hard sacrifices, courage and obstinacy against adversity.


Mythical figure from the Veneto who lives without working. “You are as Micheasso, who eats drinks and do a shit!”


From the 2017 data, the gross domestic product of the Veneto Region is equal to 162.5 billion euros for a gross per capita amount of 33 thousand euros.

Tax residue

Veneto is one of the richest regions in Italy. The Veneto Added Value constitutes 10% of the national one.

Suicides and flight of companies

Due to excessive taxation and inattentive state economic maneuvers, many entrepreneurs have lost their lives in recent decades and a myriad of companies in the Veneto region have decided to close or move abroad.

Paroni a casa nostra (Owner in our house)

The request for autonomy in Veneto management affairs has always been felt by the people who live in the Region.

Birth and mortality

The Venetians suffer from a low birth rate and life expectancy among the highest in the world (80 years for men and 85 for women). The centenarians are more than 1500.


Veneto today, with its very modern tourist facilities, is the first tourist region in Italy.

Grand Tour

Already between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the lands of Veneto with its mountains, lakes, plains, valleys, hills, rivers, sea and lagoons were a must for European tourists who visited the Italian peninsula.

The Venetian textile (in jargon “e strasse”)

Benetton, Campagnolo, Marzotto, Stefanel, Coin, Diesel, are just a few names of industries linked to typically Italian style, fashion and a sense of taste.

Veneto agriculture

High quality vines, fruit and grain are mainly grown in the fertile plains and surrounding hills.

Fishing and farming

In Veneto they are leading economic categories with a high quality index.

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