Between Venice and the beautiful Dolomite Mountains lies Oderzo, a small, friendly city of 16,000 people. Situated on the Monticano River, Oderzo is known as the "Archaeological City," as its land was crossed by an old Roman road built in 148 B.C. The municipality's archaeological ruins are well-preserved in its Civic Museum of Archaeology, one of the oldest museums in Italy. Oderzo's Roman name, Opitergium, means "the village of the market" and today, it remains a popular, upscale shopping mecca.
Oderzo, known as the city of the old and the new, comes alive with artists, craftsmen, fashion shows, festivals, shops, and restaurants. Once a year, the town stages an outdoor opera in the piazza, complete with elaborate sets and costuming.
Symbolizing the strong friendship between our two cities are Suffolk's Obici-Oderzo Fountain, designed by Oderzo architect Paolo Rossi, and a Mr. Peanut® statue that stands proudly at Amedeo Obici High School in Oderzo. In 2012, the city of Suffolk presented the City of Oderzo with a plaque commemorating the accomplishments of our shared benefactor, Amedeo Obici.