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Partita a Scacchi di Marostica a personaggi viventi

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Human Chess Game

The spectacle tells the story of two men vying for the hand of the king's daughter. They propose a... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Riccarda M
Nice center of Marostica

Two castles with one high on a hill above the town and a smaller one as a backdrop to the in-town... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The spectacle tells the story of two men vying for the hand of the king's daughter. They propose a duel, but the king, having just come out of a devastating war and was tired of people dying proposed to resolve the situation by having a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Two castles with one high on a hill above the town and a smaller one as a backdrop to the in-town chess board. It's a nice center of Marostica and it seeing photos advertising the September human chess tournament with people in Renaissance garb looked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank unclelouie
Reviewed October 26, 2016

as a group, we were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon and evening in Marostica in paritcular the chess area. It would've been brilliant to be here with tickets on the night of the production but alas, it wasn't to be. However, the bonus was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank thetravellingspy
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Watched the last evening performance on Sunday and it was as great as anybody here says it is. Incredible pageantry. Must say however that even understanding Italian perfectly would not save you because of the old fashioned language and dialect that accompanies the entire performace...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Roby D
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Partita a Scacchi is way more than just chess game - there are so many characters in historical outfits with great details. Before the game starts, and during you get to meet main characters, there are troops with flags, drums, ... Truly a medieval show!...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank minerva_ri
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our casual walk through the city. Great shops; my wife especially liked the fungus ( mushroom) shops. We bought several bags of porcini mushrooms. Also bought a wallet that we were told was made in Italy. Turned out to be made in India...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank george60898
Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband and I took an 8 person hill towns tour out on Venice. This was the first stop. It was so well preserved. The entire castle is your for 10 euros!! Amazingly, there was no one there! After 6 days of Venice crowds it...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed August 6, 2015

My wife and I lived in Vicenza and would often drive by Marostica. It is a beautiful little city which is home to a live chess match every two years. You do not want to miss this one of a kind opportunity; it is definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank capitanhamburgesa
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Marostica used to be part of Venice. The original builders built the upper castle and the town walls, providing magnificent views from to top of the hill, and a fortified living area for villagers at the bottom of the hill around the lower castle. The...More

1  Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed September 26, 2014

"Marostica's" Living Chess Match was so much more than we expected. A fantastic experience that we would highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank UTSue2
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August 14, 2016|
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Response from minerva_ri | Reviewed this property |
It is always great to visit Marostica but on that weekend it is the best! You can explore the town the same way - the churches are open, all cafee places and restaurants have an additional charm, but there will be many more... More
April 2, 2016|
Response from Federico-Zugno |
Hi, There are parking places just outside the city walls, normally you have to pay a fee. Actually I do not know if they are going to change the rules for the Partita a scacchi, I suggest you to give a call to the tourist... More