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Famous all over the world for the splendid square, considered one of the most beautiful and suggestive pizzas in the Veneto region, at the center of which a real chessboard is designed, every weekend of September of even years, brings the story of the Castellano's daughter to life Marostica and the two young Rinaldo d'Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara who vie for the hand of the beautiful Lionora.
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Marostica  | leoks-shutterstock
Marostica
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Doglione Palace   | Gimas/shutterstock
Doglione Palace
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Lower Castle  | lauradibi/shutterstock
Lower Castle
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Marostica  | MC MEDIASTUDIO/shutterstock
Marostica
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Marostica  | MC MEDIASTUDIO/shutterstock
Marostica
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Castello Superiore  | ChiccoDodiFC/shutterstock
Castello Superiore
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Marostica  | ChiccoDodiFC/shutterstock
Marostica
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The chess game  | ChiccoDodiFC/shutterstock
The chess game
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Marostica  | Maila Facchini/shutterstock
Marostica
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A look at Marostica
A look at Marostica
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Marostica's Chess Square  | Cristina Santoro  - e-borghi Community
#lucideiborghi Marostica's Chess Square
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About the village

Famous throughout the world for the living chess game, Marostica is a small jewel in the province of Vicenza at the foot of the Asiago plateau. The magnificent and well-known Piazza del Castello hosts and revives, in the second weekend of September in even years, the story of the daughter of Castellano di Marostica and the two young Rinaldo d'Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara who are competing for the hand of the beautiful Lionora.
It is considered one of the most beautiful and evocative pizzas in the Veneto, at the center of which a real chessboard is designed.
In the early thirteenth century Marostica belonged to the Ezzellini family, but it was with the turn of the century that the Scaligeri conquered the city and decided to militarize it strongly.
On the same square we find the Inferior Castle, built by the Scaligeri in the fourteenth century, now become Palazzo del Comune, which shows itself with various shades of red and like a small fortress that acts as a view of the beautiful square.
Inside it is possible to admire two valuable frescoes depicting saints, a portal with a mullioned window and, in the open gallery, the frescoed emblems of the Venetian podestàs.
The castle houses a small museum on the first floor with the costumes of the traditional game of chess, weapons and props. Not only the Lower Castle, on the Pausolino Hill there is the Upper Castle, of which the keep and the portals remain.
The history of Marostica is also linked to the processing of straw, an important artisan activity that from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 1960s strongly characterized the local economy. In particular, the production of Marostica cherries should also be mentioned, which is also dedicated to a festival in spring.

Village of Marostica
Municipality of Marostica
Province of Vicenza
Veneto region
Inhabitants:14.038
Center altitude: 103 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Città delle ciliegie

Acknowledgments
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Patronal feast
San Simeone - ultima domenica di ottobre

Municipality of Marostica
Via Tempesta, 17 - Marostica
tel: 0424479200

BY CAR

  • Along the highway the closest exits to the center of Marostica are:
    - Dueville exit (A31 Badia Polesine-Piovene Rocchette)
    - Exit Piovene Rocchette (A31 Badia Polesine-Piovene Rocchette)
    - Vicenza Est exit (A4 Turin-Trieste)
    - Vicenza Ovest exit (A4 Turin-Trieste)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Bassano del Grappa station
  • Thiene station

BY PLANE

  • Treviso airport
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport
  • Verona Villafranca Airport

Events

sunday
25
october, 2020

San Simeone - Patron Saint

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