Route Marostica to Bassano

Art and culture along the River Brenta


Marostica is one of the most evocative medieval villages in Italy. Enclosed within mighty perimeter walls, Piazza degli Scacchi is its very heart. Surrounded by porticoed houses and by the silhouette of the Lower Castle, the town is famous throughout the world for the chess game with living characters, held in even-numbered years. Beside the castle stands the Doglione (faithful reproduction of the medieval Municipal Loggia), flanked by a crenellated tower with a bell cell, clock and sundial.

Bassano and Ponte degli Alpini

One of the most famous towns of the Vicenza area, Bassano has two souls. One made of water, that of the river Brenta that crosses its heart, the other made of rock, that of Monte Grappa, where hard battles of the Great War took place.
The historic centre has many scenographic spaces: piazza Libertà, with the Loggia del Comune and the large blue clock; piazza Monte Vecchio, with frescoed houses and the ancient pawnshop, and piazza Garibaldi.
Ponte Vecchio is the most famous symbol of Bassano. Designed by Palladio in 1569 as a covered wooden bridge, it’s also called Ponte degli Alpini, in tribute to the Alpini soldiers who fought the First World War.

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