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“Magical Marostica”

Partita a Scacchi di Marostica a personaggi viventi
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Marostica
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Stuttgart, Germany
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Magical Marostica”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

"Sipping Prosecco in front of a castle because that's what you do in Italy" summed it up for us after wandering the quaint streets of Marostica. We just love this little town!! Minutes from Nove where we stayed is this little town with two castles. We can't wait to return in 2016 for the living chess performance!

Visited July 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
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“Great little town”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Driving from south to Marostica is magnificent. The view of the castle on top of the hill with the old walls is just great. We just loves it.
Can recommend walking around in the old town, and If you don't want to walk all the way to the top, you can drive. The view is great. On top there is a restaurant that we would have liked to try, but were too early.

Visited August 2013
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Vicenza, Italy
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105 attraction reviews
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“Marostica Antiques Market--every first Sunday!--Not the only reason to visit!”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Marostica is a lovely medieval Italan town to visit, even when the famous chess game is not scheduled. (in September, every even-numbered year). The Marostica Cherry Festival is usually held the first week (or so) of May, depending on the amount of rain, snow, etc. during the growing season, and is worth attending to taste the various products made with cherries that are available at that time, i.e. jam, breads, luscious fresh cherries....If you don't visit during that time, there is a store that sells excellent cherry (and other-flavored) liqueurs...the cherry-chocolate is my favorite--cherry and other fruit-flavored grappas are also lip-smacking good! A major attraction is the monthly Antiques/Collectibles market, held every first Sunday..many items are available and include china, furniture, stamps, postcards, coins, lamps, pictures, imports from the Orient and Russia, etc.--something for everyone! Also, many bars on the main square offer sandwiches, ice cream, beverages, and other food items for hungry and thirsty shoppers.

Visited April 2013
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful medieval city: Museums, cherries, birds of prey and even a flea market!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Last June, we visited the beautiful medieval town of Marostica which is completely encircled by 14th century castle walls. The town is famous for its human chess tournament but, even if it was not on when we went, the town is still worth visiting because of its many attractions. We visited the Museo dei Costumi della Partita a Scacchi which presents the costumes used during the chess games. The Cherry Festival was in "full bloom" and the fruit from this region are spectacular. We had never seen such big, red, juicy and flavorful cherries before. We also learned that these special cherries are so particular to this region that they have a PGI classification (Protected Geographical Indication). There are many stalls where one can buy the different regional cheeses. We bought our favorite: Asiago. We were also lucky enough to be there during Mercatino dell’Antiquariato e delle cose usate (only on Sundays) which is an antiques and used goods fair (flea market). We also visited the ornithological museum which is fabulous place for any bird-lover. Be sure not to miss the bird of prey flight demonstration, it is well worth.

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Neat little piece of culture”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I visited Marostica because I was staying with friends who live in Vicenza and it's a short drive away. My boyfriend and I popped over for a day trip and explored the little square. We went up into the towers and signed our names in the book of visitors :) we also had fun looking out at the huge chess board. We didn't get to see a live match but hear it's fun to experience. We shopped in the stores lining the square as well. Marostica is known for their cherries so we left with some cherry jams and neat wine bottles.

Visited April 2012
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