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Castle of Marostica
Veneto

Marostica is a preety neaty ancient town in Italy, a little bit north of Venice, near of Bassano del Grappa.

It's well known for his living Chess-Games in summertime on the marketplace right in front of the castle.

Copyright: Martin Hertel
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Uploaded: 05/01/2010
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Tags: marostica; italy; venice; castle; medieval; ancient; town; chess; game
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