Vigevano, Province of Pavia, Lombardy, Italy

🇮🇹 Vigevano is a town and comune in the province of Pavia, Lombardy in northern Italy. A historic art town, it is also renowned for shoemaking and is one of the main centres of Lomellina, a rice-growing agricultural district. Vigevano received the honorary title of city with a decree of Duke Francis II Sforza on 2 February 1532. It is famed for its beautiful Renaissance "Piazza Ducale" in the centre of the town.

Economy For centuries, the city was a manufacturing centre, especially for the silk and cotton industry. The key sector of Vigevano industry is shoemaking. Handily[clarification needed] shoemaking began to expand during the First World War and, by the 1950s, Vigevano was known as Italy's "shoe capital".


Vigevano has a population of over 63,460 people. Vigevano also forms one of the centres of the wider Pavia Province which has a population of over 548,722 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Vigevano is twinned with: 🇮🇹 Ficarra, Italy; 🇮🇹 Matera, Italy; 🇨🇳 Wenzhou, China.

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