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Located in the province of Vicenza, Marostica (Maròstega in Veneto dialect) is famous all over the world for the human chess game it carries out every other year, with personages living in the city public square. The heart of the Marostica is enclosed by its Medieval wall, with both an Upper and Lower castle, and the living chess game square being right at the centre of the town. And the Scaligeri nobles from Verona were the key protagonists of Marostica’s important and still visible past. In addition to its very charming and very lively Medieval atmosphere, Marostica is also famous for the different varieties of cherries which are produced in the area. Local cherries bear the PGI (protected geographical indication) mark and have long been celebrated in local markets, festivals and, of course, culinary tradition.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Marostica has a direct bus connection with Vicenza railway station. Alternatively, a direct bus connection exists with Bassano railway station too. From Bassano:

  • Venice is 1h20min ride away
  • Padua is 1h ride away

More info is available on Trenitalia's website.

By plane[edit]

Two international airports are nearby:

  • Venice Marco Polo (VCE), 85km, lot of destinations throughout Europe - by train: bus to Venice station, then train to Vicenza or Bassano, then bus
  • Treviso (TSF), 52km, low-cost airport with Ryanair and other carriers - by train: bus to Treviso station, then train to Vicenza, then bus

By car[edit]

Marostica is 30km north-east of Vicenza, which can easily be reached through the A4 Milano-Venezia highway (Vicenza Est and Vicenza Ovest exits).

By bus[edit]

FTV directly connects Marostica to Bassano (15min) and Vicenza (45min).

Get around[edit]

On foot[edit]

Discovering the town on foot is very easy. The historic centre is not very big, so you can easily go around in the narrow streets. And you can also walk all around its Medieval walls from the Lower up to the Upper Castle, but this is a bit more demanding.


Piazza degli scacchi




  • Ristorante A Betoea, C. Mazzini, 1, +39 0424 77584.
  • Ristorante Al Castello Superiore, V. Cansignorio Della Scala, 4, +39 0424 73315, fax: +39 0424 475947.
  • Ristorante Bar Da Rossi, Via Consagrollo, 69, +39 0424 72416.
  • Ristorante Da Luciana e Lionello Di Stevan Riccardo, Via Sisemol, 59, +39 0424 702017.
  • Ristorante Hotel Rosina, V. Marchetti, 4, +39 0424 4703600424 470290.
  • Ristorante Pizzeria Lunaelaltro, C. Ceramica, 33, +39.
  • Ristorante Sant'Agata Snc Di Marcon Giulia & Letizia, Via S. Agata, 9, +39 0424 471270.
  • Ristorante Sotoportego Due Mori, C. Mazzini, 75, +39 0424 472238.
  • Albergo Ristorante San Luca Di Rubbo Gianfranco, Via S. Luca, 12, +39 0424 702034.
  • Bar Ristorante Da Roberta, Via Panica, 150, +39 0424 470480.
  • Gastronomia Ristorante Da Bastian, Via Gobbe, 10/A, +39 0424 73623.
  • Ristorante Bar Al Centro, Via Chiesa, 16, +39 0424 489420.
  • Trattoria Al Mago, Via Fose, 26, +39 0424 702053.
  • Trattoria Al Santuario, Via Capitelli, 1, +39 0424 77266.
  • Trattoria Caissa, C. Mazzini, +39 0424 472393.
  • Trattoria Da Agnese, Via Pedalto, 23, +39 0424 4744000424 702018.
  • Trattoria Da Bertin, V. Perozzi, 11, +39 0424 702527.
  • Trattoria Da Nonna Isetta, V. Nonis, 1, +39 0424 780452.
  • Trattoria Da Tranquillo, Via Chiesa, 1, +39 0424 72980.
  • Trattoria Osteria Dalla Zita, V. Cà Brusa, 5, +39 0424 722070424 75665.




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