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Visited here at dusk and the edge of the Piazza was covered in clothing stalls - quite... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Love love love Marostica

Definitely worth the visit. Go to La Madonina for lunch. Everything is home made. It's a small... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Wendy P
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Visited here at dusk and the edge of the Piazza was covered in clothing stalls - quite professionally organised and far from being a bargain. Beautiflyy lit up in the evening!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Definitely worth the visit. Go to La Madonina for lunch. Everything is home made. It's a small family run place where they take pride in their work.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wendy P
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice and original setup of chessboard in the middle of town. Beautiful to see and interesting to walk around. A must see if in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Great to walk around, very well preserved, lots of nice buildings all around it. Every other September, they play a game of ancient live person chess - wold be fun to check that out.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ziggy-SLO
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This is a very nice square where this a chessboard. There is a chess game played every 2 years using humans as chess pieces.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charles W
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting piazza with a chess board which makes it unusual and special. Lovely coffee dhops and a wonderful view of the walled city.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Miriam T
Reviewed February 2, 2018

The square in Marostica dates back to the between the 11th and 13th centuries, there are still buildings from the middle ages, the renovation work has been done very well and it is especially glorious in the evening The square has a chess board where...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Piazza Castello is the main Piazza of Marostica. The picturesque piazza is surrounded by many beautiful buildings dating back centuries. The castle is located in the piazza and is home to a popular living chess festival which is organized each year. Visitors can observe the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RobertRAH-64
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited this eatery 3 times whilst visiting Treviso. Lovely setting, and great for people watching, the food is quite good, the stand out for me was the Burger, quite unlike our burgers in the UK, 100% beef served on a toasted slab of bread, absolutely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Duncan G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

There is a lot of history connnected to this very picturesque square. Be sure to go with a guide to learn more.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Wendy P
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i was not there for a concert so would not be able to give an answer, but I would think sitting at the back would be good as the church is there and would enhance the acoustics, but just a hunch.
July 26, 2016|
Response from Amy G | Reviewed this property |
Marostica has been a walled city since medieval times. Amy
July 26, 2016|
Response from Amy G | Reviewed this property |
Both!! The festival takes places this September for several days with a chess match played with human chess pieces in customs. The piazza is a large marble chess chess board, and the human chess pieces are moved around to... More