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November 2019

Another visit to Marostica.

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Yesterday I was going to spend a day in Feltre. It is a beautiful town in the Veneto region. I have been lots of times there.

Unfortunately the only road I know to Feltre was closed. So I had to choose another destination for my day trip. I didn' t want to go back home!

My partner suggested to re visit Marostica and so we did.

It is a nice town located some miles from Bassano del Grappa. I wrote a post about this town here on Travellerspoint some time ago.

Marostica has two castles. The lower one; situated on the main square and the upper castle. This one overlooks the town.

A chess turnament played with persons is held every two years in this town. Marostica is mostly popular for this event.

After a stroll under the porticoes and some window shoppings I visited a couple of churches. Then I headed to the upper castle.

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I found a path to the castle and I had a very long walk. You have to walk uphill to get to the castle.

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I didn' t reacht it because I was tired and it was around lunch time. I suppose I wasn' far from the castle.

I enjoyed a lot the view from the wood. Yes, I found myself in a real wood.

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When I visit Marostica I usually have lunch at Caffè Centrale. It is one of the cafes - restaurants which stand under the porticoes in piazza Castello.

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I had polenta and cod fish for lunch. I liked it.

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After lunch, I went for a long stroll and at a certain point I discovered part of the walls of the castle and also a road that should takes to the castle.

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I also discovered a tower house. I am quite sure it is inhabited. This house is part of the walls.

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There are various porticoes in Marostica, Even the main square; piazza Castello is surrounded partly by some of them

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There are various shops, some cafes and restaurants under the porticoes.

Have a look at my previous post about Marostica to learn more about this town; if you like.

Posted by Maurizioagos 03:54 Archived in Italy Tagged del veneto bassano region. marostica. grappa. feltre. Comments (4)

Two day trips from Trieste.

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Some days ago I spent four nights in Trieste. I visited some areas in the city and I also did a couple of day trips. I went to Gorizia and to Muggia.

Gorizia is a beautiful town at the border with Slovenia. I went there by direct train. It took around 44 minutes to get there.

I only spent around four hour in this town, but I explored the main areas in its old core.

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Piazza Sant' Antonio one of the squares in Gorizia. It is partly surrounded by a remain of a cloister of a monastery.

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According to a legend this monastery was founded by saint Anthony.

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Next to the cloister in piazza Sant' Antonio there is an ancient palace. I checked if it was opened for a visit, but it was not. I spotted this beautiful floral arrangment in its courtyard.

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Via Rastello is one of the main streets in the old core of Gorizia. There are lots of shops here.

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There are some porticoes in Gorizia.

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Gorizia is overlooked by a castle. It was pobably founded in the XI century. In the course of the centuries it was damaged, destroyed and restructured many times. In 1937 it was restored to its original aspect.

The castle is opened to visitors. I didn't visit it, but I will do next time I visit Gorizia.

In the precinct of the castle (its name is Borgo Castello) you can see the small church of the Holy Spirit. It dated to the XV century.

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There are also some old houses and a couple of museums in Borgo Castello.

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A door knocker in Borgo Castello.

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The views from the castle area are relly great. They could be much better with less foliage.

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Piazza della Vittoria; the main square in Gorizia is very large. Here you can visit the church of sant' Ignatius.

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Another sight at this square is the Neptune fountain. It was built in the 1700.

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Muggia is a nice sea side town situated at the south - east of Trieste; on the border with Slovenia. I visited Muggia several times. There are daily buses from Trieste to get there.The journey takes around half an hour.

This town is overlooked by a castle built between 1375 and 1399. It was restored in 1992.

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Piazza Marconi is the main square in Muggia. It is surrounded by the duomo (cathedral), by the town hall and some restaurants and some shops.

The cathedral was built on the site of a previous church. It was consecrated in 1263. The church you see today dates to the 1467.

Since the XIII century the town hall is situated in piazza Marconi. Its last reconstruction was made in 1930.

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If you like to explore Muggia properly, you have to climb a bit. Muggia has also lots of stairs.

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The harbour in Muggia is small and surrounded by colourful houses.

You can see part of the castle from the harbour.

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Gelateria Jimmy is a good place to have a ice cream. Here they also serve pastries and sandwitches.

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This is a dessert I had at gelateria Jimmy. It is practicaly a small ice cream. It was very good.

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This gelateria is located near the harbour.

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Muggia has narrow streets (calli) and small squares; as in Venice.

This town is a good place to spend some hours.

Posted by Maurizioagos 12:29 Archived in Italy Tagged trieste venezia friuli muggia gorizia giulia. Comments (6)

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