The game of chess with living characters

Piazza degli Scacchi, Marostica
Tel. 0424 72127 - 0424 470995

According to the legend, in 1454 Rinaldo da Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara played in Marostica a game of live chess on a huge chessboard specially painted in Piazza Castello, battling for the hand of Lionora, the daughter of the lord of the castle, Taddeo Parisio.

Since 1954 this fantastic challenge has been revived every two years and becomes a real town party with lots of displays of traditional costumes of the fifteenth century. In addition to the now famous chessboard, the whole medieval complex, one of the most important ones in the Veneto, also makes wonderful impression.

The game of chess with living characters is played on the Piazza di Marostica every second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of September in even years.

Initiative funded by the Rural Development program for Veneto 2007 – 2013 – Axis 4 – Leader
Organization responsible for information: Vicenza è soc. cons. r. l.
Managing Authority designated for the implementation: The Region of Veneto – Plans and Programs of Primary Sector Directorate

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