The antique market is held in the middle of the beautiful checkered square, Piazza Castello, and it is surrounded by the walls of the upper castle (Castello Superiore)which sits on top the of the hill.
Pictures courtesy of Walter Marin
The Human Chess Game: this medieval themed event takes place in even numbered years, according to ancient tradition. Its origin goes back to 1454, when Marostica was part of the Venetian Republic. “La Partita a Scacchi con Personaggi Viventi,” was used to decide who of the two eligible suitors would marry Lionora, the daughter of the Lord of the Marostica's castle,Taddeo Parisio.