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In the 14th century, the Della Scala Lords from Verona had an exceptional project in mind: to build two castles, one on a hill with a control function and the other on the plain, connected by a wall of almost two kilometres, with a large square for meetings, business and commerce in the centre. Marostica was indicated as the ideal town for this project.
It is therefore above all its historical-artistic and architectural heritage that makes this town a destination not to be missed. The castles and the town walls, which can be walked for a long stretch, the churches rich in important works, including the paintings by Jacopo Dal Ponte of the 1500s, the famous Piazza Castello, and the town centre, with the chessboard drawn on the floor.
Marostica is the birthplace of Propsero Alpini, a botanist and doctor closely linked to Egypt, thanks to whom a drink almost unknown until then was introduced in Europe and destined to be a great success in our country: coffee.
The typical product not to be missed is the Marostica IGP Cherry, the main attraction of numerous events on the last Sunday of May, which can be purchased from local producers in the production season.
Among the events, the most important, famous and highly participated in is the Living Chess Game, a traditional Renaissance historical re-enactment with the game played in September, in even-numbered years, on the chessboard of Piazza Castello.