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Learning Italian in Vicenza

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There are multiple options for learning Italian and other languages in the Vicenza Military Community, including:
  1. The SETAF-AF Language and Culture Training Center, bldg. 82 on Caserma Ederle near the Chapel Gate. It's an official source for learning Italian and other mission essential languages. You can call 646-7238/7235 or 0444-71-7238/7235
  2. The library also has free access to Mango @
  3. ACS offers the Benvenuti Cultural Integration Class and Italian as a Second Language (ISL) Contact ACS for more information, call +39 0444-71-5829 (DSN: 646-5829) @
  4. For credit classes are offered through the University of Maryland Global Campus @

Welcome to Italy for Newcomers

#TGO Videos

1 Army Family Housing edit
2 Blue Ribbon Celebration Essay Reading by Students
3 Behind the scenes Future Viilaggio housing Nov 2023
4 VICENZA halloween promo
5 Vicenza High School ribbon cutting ceremony
6 You can learn Italian with ACS
7 Monte Berico cleanup
8 Genesis Clinic Commander Premiere
9 Teenvenuti
10 Welcome to Vicenza 2024 (PCS info for newcomers)
11 U.S. Army Garrison Italy Change of Command 2023
12 AMICI program no. 5
13 DOD 109554188 Teatro Olimpico AFN
14 Health Care Coordinator CR2C
15 Italy 101 Butcher
16 Italy 101 Aperitivo & Spritz
17 Italy 101 Buying a Bus Ticket
18 Italy 101 Gelato
19 Italy 101 Purchase Train Tickets Online
20 Italy 101 Caffe
21 Italy 101 Dining in Italy
22 Italy 101 Isola Vicentina
23 Italy 101 Parking
24 Italy 101 Pumping Gas
25 Italy 101 Shopping at Supermarkets
26 Italy 101 Train Stations & Tickets
27 Darby Military Community TASP Newcomers Video
28 📣Shout out to each and every one of our community members for helping make 2022 such a great year!✨
29 Welcome to Italy - Teenvenuti
30 Welcome to Italy - Vicenza Elementary School
31 Welcome to Italy - Barracks Life
32 Welcome to Italy - Del Din Gym
33 Welcome to Italy - Warrior Zone
34 Private video
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Independence Day Info (Guest Registration Required)


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Until July 3, DPW will be conducting maintenance on the steam lines located on Caserma Ederle between the Auto Skills Center and Olson Avenue. As a result, traffic in this area will be reversed. There will be signage to indicate the new traffic pattern.

Comedy/IMPROV Show at Soldiers' Theatre

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On Friday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Comedy IMPROV Show is back at Soldiers' Theatre.

One Performance Only! Reserve Tickets NOW!

Tickets: $15 Adults

The hilarity returns to Soldiers’ Theatre with an evening of adult fun, laughter and improvisational comedy.

Hilarious fun and hysterical antics result as the cast improvises scenes and games using audience suggestions, comments and input. Comedy, Improv, Laughter & Fun - Don’t miss it! Refreshments are available before the show and during intermission.


Karina Beretich, Marissa Blake, William Briggs, CeLyna Chichester, Alexander Henninger, Jessica Henninger, Michael Leahy, Alphonso Ortiz, Thomas Sanchez & Page Sevilla.

*contains adult language & situations – not appropriate for children

For more information, call 0444-71 4781.

Upcoming First Aid/CPR/AED, BLS, and Babysitter Courses!

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We're excited to announce our upcoming classes for those interested in First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Babysitting! Whether you're looking to gain vital skills, fulfill job requirements, or ensure you're prepared in case of an emergency, we've got a course for you.

Course Offerings:

First Aid/CPR/AED: Learn the basics of first aid, CPR techniques, and how to use an AED.

Perfect for anyone wanting to be prepared for emergencies.

Basic Life Support (BLS): Designed for healthcare professionals and those needing professional-level CPR and AED skills.

Babysitter Training: Comprehensive training for young babysitters. Covers basic childcare, first aid, and emergency response skills.

Spaces are limited! To reserve your spot, please email us at

Music Café at Soldiers' Theatre on June 23

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On Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m., join in with other musicians while showing off your musical talent at the Music Café at Soldiers' Theatre on Caserma Ederle.

~ Just bring your favorite instrument and/or voice and jam with the other participants getting a chance to perform for a small music loving crowd.

~ Great music and fun for the entire family!

~ Sound, lights, amps, drums, guitars will be provided. Music Café are casual performance nights for music lovers by music lovers. If you enjoy great music and just want to relax with fellow music lovers and listen – Music Cafés are not to be missed. They are as much fun for the audience as the musicians.

~ There is also a food truck outside to enjoy dinner before and during Music Café. Enjoy snacks and refreshments while listening to local musicians' jam and perhaps you might even want to join in the fun on stage. This is your chance to celebrate great music from talented musicians within the Vicenza Military community in a relaxed café setting.

FREE ADMISSION – Beverages available & Berti Food Truck right outside for delicious food!

For additional information, call Soldiers’ Theatre at 0444-71 4781.


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TEENVENUTI is offered to students new to the Vicenza Military Community and in grades 6-12. It is a chance to make new friends while enjoying a tour in downtown Vicenza and a pizza lunch and gelato before starting school.


June 26 From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 10, 24 From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

August 7, 14 From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call the School Liaison at 0444-71 5836.


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If you need information about volunteer opportunities and age restrictions, call ACS at DSN 646-5833 or 0444-71 5833.

SFRG's calendar for the month of June

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Classes are provided by Army Community Service on Caserma Ederle. For information call 646-5841 or 0444-71 5841.

Community Climate and Culture Survey (VMC and DMC)

CR2C invites you to let your voice be heard about how to improve your community with this survey. Visit

It's anonymous and can have an impact.

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Community & Leaders Information Forum Wednesday, July 24 at the Golden Lion @10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

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Community & Leaders Information Forum Wednesday May 22 at Golden Lion at 10 a.m.

Expiration Vicenza Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) Permits

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On May 31, 2024, ZTL permits for residents (such as U.S. military/ civilians who reside downtown) expire. Applications for renewal must be submitted from April 16 to May 31.

ZTL Permit Office is located at Piazza Biade 26 (ground floor) by appointment only.

Call 0444-221150 (Mon/Wed from 8:30-10 a.m.). Send permit renewal applications to

More information found at the City of Vicenza website,69400 , under “Permessi per dimoranti” (blue color).

Reservation required for seating on the Marco Polo Shuttle

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Please plan ahead for seating on the Marco Polo Shuttle! Seats are limited and require reservations prior to departure. Pritorities will be given to PCS/ETS/Retiring individuals and FM listed on orders; followed by seating considerations for personnel categories below. Patrons with a DoD-issued ID card can make an ONLINE RESERVATION to ride the bus to Marco Polo Airport at:

Priorities are as follows:

1) PCS/ETS/Retiring individuals and FM listed on orders.

2) Emergency leave: must have an absence request or Emergency Visitation Trael (EVT) documentation.

3) Temporary Duty (TDY):must have DD Form 1610 or orders with you.

4) Leisure, also known as Space Available Travel.

For questions on the Marco Polo shuttle, please contact DSN 646-5147.

Let your voice be heard about integrating into the Italian community


U.S. Army Garrison Italy is always looking for ways to support community members during your time in Vicenza and Camp Darby. We’d like your input in this simple 3 question survey to see what we can do better in helping you integrate into the Italian community.

USAG Italy is the premier platform for strategic readiness and Power Projection South of the Alps, delivering quality infrastructure and superior services to Soldiers, families, Army professionals, and host nation partners within our supported military communities.

Crime alert in Vicenza

Crime alert in Vicenza, six robberies in nine days. At least 2 gangs in action - February 12, Il Giornale di Vicenza

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In Vicenza, there have been six street robberies in nine days. The robbers steal cash and smartphones.

It began Feb. 1, when a man was attacked downtown at Stradella degli Stalli. Bandits put a knife to his throat and ordered him to hand over his wallet, taking 200 euros. Two days later, a 17-year-old student was targeted in Ponte Novo, San Marco.

Two more days passed and a Pakistani national was attacked with the same modus operandi on Via D'Annunzio Street, a side street of Viale Verona. The three attackers match the description of the Ponte Novo heist.

Last Thursday, three robbers beat a victim when he threatened to call the police, at contra' Vescovado, near the Duomo.

Late Friday night, two more ambushes took place. At 9:30 p.m., near the Ferreto de Ferreti railroad overpass, a 57-year-old resident was robbed. The victim said the attackers were 20-25 years old and dark skinned. Around 11 p.m., in Viale Trento, a young man was attacked at an ATM by two men. After handing them his bills, the victim was hit with pepper spray.

*The garrison public affairs office translates summaries of local news articles for the convenience of non-Italian speaking community members. The information contained in these summaries is originally written by Italian news sources and does not reflect the opinion of U.S. Army Garrison Italy or any of its tenant commands. Direct any questions about the Italian news to the garrison public affairs office.*

FAMILY LIFE COUNSELING 100% confidential and free

100% confidential and free counseling for individuals, couples, and families in the Vicenza Military Community. No insurance needed.
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> Located in the Spiritual Life Center, Building 395, behind The Arena

> Open to civilians, service members, and their families

> Cell: 0444-71-4794

> DSN: 646-4794

English as a Second Language at ACS

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ACS 12-week English course for Spouses and Civilians takes place every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for Beginners, and every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for Intermediate level. Could not get in this month? Take a look at the 2024 schedule.

Commissary Jobs Available Now

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Visit to find current open positions at the Vicenza Commissary. Some Defense Commissary Agency positions are open continuously. Share with someone who might be looking for this opportunity.

New Postal and CPF Hours

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Ederle Postal Service Center Hours:

Monday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m./ Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Tuesday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m./ Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. (this day is open an extra hour for package delivery)

Wednesday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Thursday - Personal Mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m./ Official Mail 1-5 p.m.

Friday - Personal Mail 10:30-5:30 p.m. / Official

Mail 10:30-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Del Din Postal Service Center Hours:

Monday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Personal and Official mail 11:30-a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday – Personal and Official mail 11:30-a.m.-6:30 p.m. (this day is open an extra hour for package delivery)

Friday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

CPF (Central Processing Facility) Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Learn practical Italian with ACS

Learn practical Italian with ACS
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ACS is one of your many options to learn Italian that's useful in the community. Reach out today to find out more.

To register please email ACS

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ArMA ( is the new way to report maintenance issues

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The Army Maintenance Activity, a new mobile-friendly website to submit work orders, is preferred method for community members to submit maintenance requests for U.S. Army Garrison Italy.

ArMA officials estimate this will save more than 5,000 hours of manpower in one year.

Customers should give a good description and when you submit a photo, the work gets done about 25 percent faster on average.

Any registered user who notices a maintenance issue on their Army installation will be able to report the problem with ease. Additionally, unit leaders can create reports on maintenance status of all their buildings.

To use ArMA, visit

Marco Polo Shuttle Bus Reservations Required

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As we head into the Summer Surge of PCS, here is a reminder of how the Marco Polo Shuttle Bus operates:


Priority 1 - PCS/ETS Soldiers and their family members

Priority 2 - Emergency Leave

Priority 3 - TDY

Priority 4 - Ordinary Leave

VMC to Marco Polo International Airport - Marco Polo LNO's from the CPF will conduct thorough screenings of those boarding the bus at each pick-up point on Ederle. Priority 2-4 will be allowed on the bus if there is space after Priority 1 passengers are onboard after stopping at all three pick-up locations on Ederle. Those in priority 2-4 should be prepared to have an alternate method of getting to the airport. There are no exceptions especially for those who have been directed to use the shuttle for TDY. The Marco Polo Shuttle Bus is contracted for PCS/ETS Soldiers only. Vicenza is the only community in Europe that provides free shuttle service for outbound passengers.

Marco Polo International Airport to VMC - The same priorities above apply for those seeking service from the airport to the Vicenza Military Community.

To make a reservation for the Marco Polo Shuttle Bus go to the USAG Italy Home Page ( and click on the Shuttle Bus Schedules link. Near the bottom you will see a link ONLINE RESERVATION. You must have a CAC card to use the online reservation system. For questions, call DSN 646-5148.

Parking Permits Required (TDY and Long Term)

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For long term parking on Caserma Ederle and Del Din, you must get a permit from the PMO at Bldg 4B on Ederle. Once you get the permit, the authorized parking locations are the top two floors in both Del Din parking garages and in the parking lot behind Bldg 28 on Ederle (behind finance). Bring your current vehicle registration. For LN's using the Marco Polo shuttle, bring TDY orders also. Call DSN 646-5300 for more details.

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