Castello di Marostica
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
There isn't A castle in Marostica - there are two.

The upper castle (Castello Superiore) towers above the town, is mainly in ruins, and is closed.

The lower castle (Castello Inferiore) is in the main square, is intact, and can be visited.

The huge town walls stretch up the hillside and join the two.
Written December 30, 2021
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wherewego.cityhideout
Zagreb, Croatia1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Wery well preserved medieval castle, in front of the castle is a beautiful main square of the city, and inside of the castle are entrances to the city walls and castle itself
Written June 26, 2019
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Christopher P
Pyeongtaek, South Korea28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
We were road-tripping through northern Italy and only really had a day and a half to buy ceramics (in Nove) and find some good food. As we drove to Nove, we saw the Castello up on the hill and googled to see what it was. When lunchtime came around, it was an easy decision to "go to the castle" for lunch. It was early in the week and we were only the second party there. First and foremost, the service was second to none. Some of the best we've had in a while, not to mention the boss (owner?) took the time to explain the significance of the local dishes since the waiter didn't speak too much English. I had a scallop risotto and also sampled a stock fish dish, a specialty local to the Vicenza area. The best part? My two course lunch plus my wife's main dish and a glass of wine each ran us less than 50 euros :)
Written January 21, 2018
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
There are two parts with a lower and an upper castle and their connecting walls. You can vist during the day and also walk on the wall
Written September 16, 2019
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
5 euro per adult and 3 for kids. Great value and easy to spend an hour inside. Some care may be needed on some of the stairs. Like everything in this part of Italy it was easy to see the pride.
Written August 31, 2019
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largr1
Hobe Sound, FL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Very old and beautiful walled City went on a Sunday afternoon many vendors all around the Central Plaza had a human chess board in the center of the Plaza had from pasta to fresh veggies for sale, Grappa and many different items. Very beautiful and interesting visit.
Written November 6, 2018
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Žiga N
Ljubljana, Slovenia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
There is an interesting display of ancient equipment inside, but the best part is just to walk and absorb the atmosphere of the walls around you.
Written July 5, 2018
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Beatrice H
Exeter, UK2,744 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
As if the area around Bassano isn't gorgeous enough, don't miss this castle for it's amazing setting and history.
Written June 24, 2018
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Tommaso612
Rome, Italy525 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
At the beginning of the 14th century, thanks to the war exploits of the leader Cangrande della Scala, the Veronese annexed both the city of Vicenza and the smaller towns around it to their dominions, taking them away from the Paduans. In the aftermath of the conquest, the Scala family began to build castles and other defense works almost everywhere. In Marostica, in particular, the entire urban layout of the town was renovated, moving the historic center from the ancient one, dating back to Roman times, to the current one. At the same time, two fortresses were built, one relatively small (called “da Basso”) in the heart of the new town; the other larger, on the top of Colle Pausolino, 250 meters away from the previous one. A few decades later, on the initiative of Cansignorio della Scala, a robust city wall was erected around the town, which had its northern summit on the high fortress. On the walls, dotted with turrets every 40 - 50 metres, there were four doors (some still existing) named according to the locations they faced: the "Vicentina" to the south, the "Bassanese" to the east, the "Breganzina" to the west, the “Upper Castle” to the north. In the 1930s, a new access to the railway station was opened to the south (now replaced by a bus terminal).
The Castello da Basso is a robust building with a square plan, hinged on four corner turrets and a massive tower (called "mastio") which stands on the south-west side. The structure is surrounded by a grassy moat crossed by a small stone bridge, which gives access to the interior. The battlements that crown the building are of the Ghibelline type, dovetailed, on the terraces and on the turrets; of Guelph type, rectangular, on the keep. At the origins of the Investiture Controversy (i.e. the war between the Papacy and the Empire over who should decide the appointments of bishops) the Ghibelline battlements characterized the fortresses owned by the imperials, while the Guelphs were typical of the papal ones; soon, however, this schematism began to fall into disuse and each of the two factions used one or the other battlements indifferently. Precisely in the presence of this castle, on the large chessboard arranged on the floor of the square of the same name, the historic game with living chess which has made Marostica famous throughout the world takes place every two years. On the opposite side of the square stands the beautiful Palazzo del Doglione, also of medieval origin but completely rebuilt in the last century.
The upper fortress is a mighty building which is now partly ruined, also with a square plan, probably built on what remained of the Roman fortifications of the Republican era. The upper fortress should have been the most important defensive stronghold of the village of Marostica, the last refuge against the invaders who wanted to conquer the town. However, already at the beginning of the 16th century the building must have been in very precarious conditions, given that according to some sources of the time the mayor of Marostica had to abandon it and move into the lower fortress.
The Castello da Basso is regularly open to visitors, who can visit some internal rooms where the costumes used by the figures during the game of living chess are displayed; it is also possible to go outside and go around the stands, with a beautiful view of the square below.
The other fortress cannot normally be visited, but it can be admired quite closely by following the suggestive "Sentiero dei Carmini" which climbs up to the top of the Pausolino hill. From here you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the town of Marostica and the surrounding area, with the city of Vicenza in the background to the south.
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Written January 27, 2024
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Giulia M.
Province of Bergamo, Italy100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very nice castle, impeccably kept.
Some flights of stairs to reach the top of the castle could be a problem for those suffering from vertigo.
The view of the city from the castle is very nice.
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Written June 15, 2024
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