THE EVENTS IN MAROSTICA – and the surrounding area
Marostica is beautiful all the year round and always offers something interesting to do. These are just some of the many events taking place in town:
THE CHESS GAME PLAYED WITH HUMAN PIECES– second weekend of September, on even years
Almost 600 characters in period costumes appear in this show where two noblemen will challenge each other at the game of chess using human pieces. The winner will gain the hand of the beautiful Lionora.
SUMMER FESTIVAL– from July 5th to 20th
Two weeks of great events and live music in the Chess Square. This year there will be:
- Simple Minds - July 5th
- Ringo Starr - July 9th
- Riki - July 13th
VINTAGE MARKET– on the first Sunday of each month
The Chess Square and Corso Mazzini are full of stalls with a lot of vintage objects and handicraft from all over the world
UMORISTI A MAROSTICA– May and June
One of the most important graphic humour competitions in Italy, with national and international artists
CHERRIES FESTIVAL– last weekend of May
A weekend for young and old, with amusing events and awards for the best cherries.
LA CARETERA DE MAROSTEGA– first weekend of June
An engaging challenge between the quarters of Marostica. The most prestigious award is for the cart which comes down the slope from the Upper Castle to the Chess Square the fastest. There is also a contest for the most beautiful cart and for the team organizing the funniest party.
THE SAN SIMEONE FEAST– last Sunday of October
Traditional country-style festival. There is the contest for the biggest pumpkin, the blessing of the tractors, an exhibition of all kinds of mushrooms, the cows' parade in town’s centre and at the end of the day everybody plays bingo in the square!
NIGHT OF THE GHOSTS– October 31st
It is not unusual to arrive in Marostica and find the Lower Castle animated by ladies and knights in period dress. Particularly amusing is “The night of ghosts” on Halloween.
CHRISTMAS WITH US– first three Sundays of December
In Marostica, instead of the usual Christmas market, we have a lovely little fair dedicated to handicrafts and different kinds of hobbies. There are also mime artists, jugglers, puppet shows, dancers, musicians and armed knights. In the main square there is an ice skating ring and, of course, Santa Claus grotto.
If you love music and theatre, you must not miss the shows that are periodically held in some of the most beautiful places in Veneto, such as:
CONCERTS AND THEATRICAL SEASONS AT TEATRO OLIMPICO– April/May and September/October
A festival of classical and Jazz music and a season of classical drama in “the most beautiful theatre in the world”, designed by Andrea Palladio in 1580.
OPERAESTATE FESTIVAL– July/August
Concerts, classical and modern dance, theatre shows, outdoor cinema and many events dedicated to children. Everything held in charming places, such as cloisters, medieval castles or Palladian villas.
THE OPERA AT THE ARENA IN VERONA– from June until August
You might want to see L'Aida, La Traviata or a Roberto Bolle’s dance show. Everything you see at the Arena will be magical.
Only here you can find:
- Best available rates and offers
- Buffet Breakfast included in the rate
- free private parking space
- 10% discount at Restaurant Cuori
- Free city bike
- children stay for free up to 3 years old
to choose Due Mori
- It is the only hotel inside Marostica’s medieval walls
- Rooms with a view of the medieval town and castles
- Monica is a professional tourist guide
- Wide rooms furnished with natural materials
- Private car park and city-bikes