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Partita a Scacchi di Marostica a personaggi viventi

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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
Everything and more - and that was with no one around - imagine what it would be like with it all lit up

as a group, we were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon and evening in Marostica in paritcular... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2016
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Piazza Castello 1, 36063 Marostica, Italy
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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

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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

1  Thank UrbanDrifter
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

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

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

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

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

2  Thank Michael H
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.

Thank UTSue2
Reviewed September 14, 2014

We realized we'd be in the area on this very special weekend (2nd weekend in Sept) on even years. Bought tickets on line from home in the U.S.. they were completely sold out otherwise. It,s the most amazing production and is definitely worth sitting uncomfortably...More

1  Thank BK122
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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