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Marostica A place to love, to live, to visit

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To Visit From the Medieval village to the walled city

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Variant 1A

  • Average duration: 30 min

  • Length: 1,8 km

  • Accessibility: via Rialto - via S. Antonio Abate - Piazza Castello - Corso Mazzini - Porta Bassano - Campo Marzio

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Set off from Campo Marzio and take via Due Rogge until Piazza Ortigara. Then take via Beato Lorenzino leading to the most ancient settlement of Marostica. On your way keep your eyes up and admire the massive former Monastery of San Fabiano e San Sebastiano, which is located on the west top side of the Pauso hill. Halfway through the borough of Borgo Giara, on your left, you come across the former Church and Convent of San Gottardo (1470), where the first Hospital in town was built and run by the Augustinian nuns. The route continues among ancient dwellings and former manufacturing premises - the last remains bearing witness of the industrial history of Marostica - where between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries silk yarn was processed and straw hats were manufactured until the second half of 1900s. Walk by the ancient Church of Santa Maria Assunta and reach Prospero Alpini’s house (1553-1616), a physician and a botanist at the University of Padua who was the first to make coffee popular in the Republic of Venice.
The route continues on the right into the walled town through Porta Bassano. Right past this gate, you can turn left to visit the Church of San Marco which was built in 1450 on the occasion of the anniversary of the town devotion to the Republic of Venice. After this short and interesting deviation, go back to the main route 
again and enter Via Calesello leading to the picturesque high part of the 
town, flanking the mighty Scaligeri walls with interposed “Torresini” (turrets). 
The Church of Sant’Antonio Abate and the Church of Madonna del 
Carmine or dei Carmini are nearby. You can leave the main trail here, turn 
left, go down Via Sant’Antonio and reach Piazza Castello 
(alternative route 1A). Alternatively, you may go straight ahead to intersect 
Route 4 “Medieval Borough - San Luca – Val d’Inverno” walking down 
Via XXIV Maggio, where signs indicate the route exiting through Porta Breganze.
The main route continues on the right, passing by the Church of Madonna del Carmine or dei Carmini and the oratory. You can now walk uphill along the panoramic “Percorso dei Carmini” path on the Pausolino hill inside Giacomo Salin Park until the Castello Superiore (Upper castle). Once on top of the hill, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Pedemontana Veneta (foothills of the pre-Alps in the Veneto region) spanning from east to west: the flat land with the Grappa mountain range in the background towards the east, the Colli Euganei (Euganean Hills) and the Colli Berici (Berici hills) to the south, the Piccole Dolomiti (Small Dolomites, i.e. the Pre-Alps in the province of Vicenza) to the west, and the Asiago Plateau to the north. The Ornithology Museum in this area is worth a visit. Walk down the asphalt road through the east gate of the Castle to get to the museum.
From the parking lot outside the Ornithology Museum the main route continues to the right onto the Antica Strada dei Frati (Ancient Friars' Trail), which is partially paved and heads to the Pauso hill and the former Monastery of San Fabiano e San Sebastiano. After a while, you come across a path on the right, the “Percorso Valdibotte”, which is a quick route to Campo Marzio. If you decide to go straight ahead, you will be travelling along the northern slope of the Pauso hill where you can easily reach the top of the hill for an interesting panoramic view by turning right at a certain point. If you continue on the Antica Strada dei Frati, you will be going down eastwards until the intersection with via Convento (turn right to visit the remains of the former Monastery of San Fabiano e San Sebastiano). Walk as far as Piazza Ortigara and reach Campo Marzio taking via Due Rogge.

When you follow a nature trail, it is always enjoyable to spend some time observing its most characteristic elements. Observations on this route begin at the “Giacomo Salin” town park where many interesting aspects will attract your curiosity. Among them the conformation of the rocks, which consist of fossiliferous limestone disposed on sub-vertical strata that run a reggipoggio, i.e. inclined towards the mountain, and the variety of vegetation, most
of all trees of various non-indigenous species, which clearly stand out. On the other hand, interesting animals are rather rare to see, besides some invertebrates, because of the impactful activities of man on the environment over the years. The most obvious natural elements, therefore, are comprised of rocks and trees.
Along the “Percorso dei Carmini” trail you can easily recognize the calcareous strata configuration described above, which repeats itself unchanged all the way up to the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle). There is a great variety of plants. Needle-like leaves (above all the Italian cypress, the Italian stone pine and the Himalayan cedar or deodar) are quite common, while the most significant local broad-leaved plants are the olive tree, the hackberry tree, the Eurasian field maple, the manna ash, the sessile oak and the black locust. The shrubs along the way in front of the castle, on the other hand, belong to the Hibiscus genus that is not indigenous.
The route to the North of the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle) is characterised by rather diverse morphological and botanical features. The conformation of the rocks is different because of their different structure and composition. Fossiliferous limestone is still present, but here and there you can also notice some basalt outcrops, an igneous rock that is typical of the hilly crest, often used in the construction of the ancient masiere (dry-stone walls). In the first stretch of the Antica Strada dei Frati, which leads into the wood east of the Ornithology Museum, the plants are typically local. They include the elder tree, the black locust, the manna ash and the chestnut tree. Furthermore, past the “Percorso Valdibotte” path, you can clearly see a few hackberry trees growing above some dark basalt boulders. On the edges of the next field, you can notice two large fig trees and an old mulberry tree. Right after that, still going downhill, you cross a tangled forest where a decaying centenarian chestnut tree and some old willows stand out, besides some herbaceous plants, among which many ferns of the Lingua Cervina species. The path branches off in a point where a small spring-fed pond offers the opportunity to see some forms of animal life, including frogs and aquatic snails of the Limnea genus. The last stretch of the Antica Strada dei Frati covers the edge of a beautiful poplar-sided hazel tree thicket.

In this route

Accomodation

  • Hotel

    Hotel Europa

    Viale Stazione, 5/A 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77842

    Email: info@hoteleuropa.biz

    http://www.hoteleuropa.biz

    52

    74

    Yes

    Free

  • Hotel Due Mori

    Corso Mazzini, 73/75 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Email: info@duemori.it

    http://www.duemori.it

    12

    23

    Yes

  • Tourist apartments

    Villa Cecchin Guesthouse

    Via Gianni Cecchin, 69 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 324 0848416

    Email: info@villacecchin.it

    http://www.villacecchin.it

    5

    2

  • Tourist apartments

    Suite Parolin

    Corso Mazzini,142/2 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73351

    Email: alessandrocrestan@gmail.com

    1

    4

    Free

  • Tourist apartments

    Campana Suites

    Viale Stazione, 32 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 392 6994859

    Email: info@campanasuites.it

    http://www.campanasuites.it

    4

    9

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Al Portico

    Via Consagrollo, 54 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 77836

    Email: info@alportico.eu

    http://www.alportico.eu/

    1

    2

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Marostica

    Via Camplani, 60 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 339 2319547

    Email: info@bbmarostica.com

    http://www.bbmarostica.com/

    3

    6

    No

    Free

  • Bed&Breakfast

    A Casa mia

    Via Ca' Brusà, 23 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 328 7668603

    Email: info@bbacasamia.com

    http://www.bbacasamia.com

    3

    7

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Da Viky

    Via Mantegna, 12 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 328 972719 - 348 2607824

    Email: info@bebdaviky.com

    http://www.bebdaviky.com

    3

    7

    No

    Free

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Borgo Castello

    Via C.Battisti, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 347 4483241

    Email: silvia@borgocastello.com

    http://www.borgocastello.com

    3

    7

    No

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Retrò

    Via Ravenne, 36 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 819361 o 339 3935165

    Email: cristina.polita@libero.it - p71cristina@gmail.com

    http://www.bedandbreakfast.it/it/

    2

    4

    No

    Yes

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Su al Castello

    Via Cansignorio della Scala, 4 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 393 3131082

    Email: sualcastello@gmail.com

    http://www.sualcastello.it

    Yes

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Locanda Valbella

    Via Val Bella Alta, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 780377

    Email: info@allangelodoro.it

    http://www.paesionline.it/italia/bed-and-breakfast-marostica/bed_and_breakfast_in_collina

    3

    9

    Additional activities:

    Trattoria

  • Bed&Breakfast

    In Collina

    Via Val Bella Alta, 15 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 471239 - cell. 339 2052522

    Email: roberta.alban@yahoo.it

  • Bed&Breakfast

    I Mirtilli

    Via Gazzo, 33 Pianezze (VI)

    Tel.: 333 9966358

    Email: info@imirtilli.com

    http://www.imirtilli.com

    No

    No

    Additional activities:

    Sale of local products: fresh blueberries, jam and fruit juice

  • Bed&Breakfast

    Il Geranio

    Via Oldelle 4/A Pianezze

    Tel.: 0424 781119 - cell. 338 7527548

    Email: info@ilgeranio.it

    http://www.ilgeranio.it/

    2

    3

    No

    Yes

  • Agritourism

    Agriturismo Al Ciliegio

    Via Val Bella Alta, 5 Vallonara di Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 349 5119173

    Email: lorisbusatta@gmail.com

    3

    6

    free

    Additional activities:

    Restaurant

  • Agritourism

    Dai Sandri

    Via Oldelle, 1a, 36060 Pianezze (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424 77967 - cell. 333 3580053

    Email: agriturismodaisandri@gmail.com

    http://www.agriturismodaisandri.com

    Specialities: Marostica cherries PGI jams, Marostica cherries PGI in grappa

  • Brasserie

    Al Mulino

    Gobbe 60, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 350 5992041

    Email: oldmillsrl@libero.it

    http://www.brasseriealmulino.com

    Opening times:

    From Tuesday to Friday:11.00 am -3.00 pm / 5.30 pm - 2.00 am. Saturday: 5.30 pm - 2.00 am. Sunday: 11.00 - 2.00 am

    Monday closed

    Specialities: craft beer, bruschettas and sandwiches

  • Wine bar

    Al Fante

    Piazza Castello 11, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424 470811 - cell.3471866464

    Email: enotecaalfante@gmail.com

    http://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/enoteca-al-fante-20289a1-ita.html

    Opening times:

    From Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm/ from 5.00 pm to midnight

    Monday closed

    20

    Specialities: wine, snaks and local dishes

  • Osteria

    L'Angelo e il Diavolo

    Piazza Castello 41/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424/72312

    Email: lorenzo.a7788@gmail.com

    http://www.angeloeildiavolo.com

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.00 pm to midnight

    Monday closed

    Specialities: Typical Roman and traditional Veneto dishes

  • Osteria

    Madonnetta

    Via Vajenti, 21, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 75859

    Email: info@osteriamadonnetta.it

    http://www.osteriamadonnetta.it/

    Opening times:

    10.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.00 pm to midnight

    thursday closed

    90

    Specialities: Typical dishes of Venetian cuisine that can be found all year round and recipes related to seasonality and what the family garden offers

  • Pizzeria/Restaurant

    Lunaelaltro

    Ceramica 33, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 478098

    Email: info@lunaelaltro.it

    https://www.lunaelaltro.it/

    Opening times:

    Wednesday closed. Open Monday, Tuesday: noon to 2.15 pm/6.45 pm to 11.45 pm, Thursday: noon to 2.15 pm/6.45 pm to 11.45 pm, Friday: noon to 2.15/6.45 pm to midnight, Saturday: 6.15 pm to midnight, Sunday: noon to 2.30 pm/6.15 pm to 11.45 pm.

    180

    Specialities: traditional dishes (homemade pasta, grilled meat, seasonal dishes), pizza, bigoli with duck sauce, baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style cod), trippa alla parmigiana (Parmigiana tripe) and sarde in saor (sardines)

  • Pizzeria/Restaurant

    Scaligera

    Montello 68/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 780385

    Opening times:

    Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 6.00 pm

    Specialities: pizzas made with different doughs

  • Restaurant

    Dai Fioi

    Via Oldelle 2/A, 36060 Pianezze (VI)

    Tel.: 388 3449604

    Specialities: Typical Venetian cuisine with fresh pasta and grilled meat. Special themed evenings with spit, shank, boiled meat and fish

  • Restaurant

    Yoshi Restaurant

    Piazza Castello 3, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: +39 3249995555

    Opening times:

    Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 3.00 pm/7.00 pm to midnight, Monday 7.00 pm to midnight

    Specialities: sushi (very fresh fish)

  • Restaurant

    Panic Jazz Club

    Piazza Castello 42, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424/72707

    Email: info@panicjazzclub.com

    http://www.panicjazzclub.com

    Opening times:

    Open Monday 7.00 pm to midnight, Wednesday to Sunday 7.00 pm to 2.00 am

    Tuesday closed

    Specialities: Mexican food and fish/meat specialties

  • Restaurant

    A Betoea da Gildo

    Corso G.Mazzini, 1, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: tel. 0424/77584 - cell. 349 6395361

    Email: abetoea@libero.it

    https://www.ristoratoridivicenza.it/ita/food/ristoranti-e-trattorie/a-betoea-ristorante-19825a1-ita.html

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm/6.30 pm to 11.00 pm

    Monday closed

    60

    Specialities: Baccalà alla vicentina (cod cooked Vicenza-style), tripe, snails, frogs and game

  • Restaurant

    Ristorante cinese Oriente

    G. Cecchin 20/b, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73221

    Opening times:

    Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 2.30 pm/7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

    Specialities: typical Chinese and Cantonese dishes

  • Restaurant

    Da Bastian

    Gobbe 10/a, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 73623

    Email: info@dabastian.it

    http://www.dabastian.it

    Opening times:

    Open Tuesday to Sunday 7.30 am to 2.00 pm/5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

    Monday closed

    45

    Specialities: traditional meat and fish dishes (in particular fried fish). Deli service.

  • Restaurant

    Da Roberta

    Panica 150, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 470480

    Opening times:

    Open Monday to Sunday 7.00 am to midnight

    Saturday closed

    Specialities: typical dishes

  • Restaurant

    Da Rossi

    Via Consagrollo, 69, 36063 Marostica VI

    Tel.: 0424 72416

    Email: ristorantedarossi@hotmail.it

    Opening times:

    Open Monday to Sunday 8.00 am to midnight

    Tuesday closed

    90

    Specialities: traditional dishes and meat-based menus

  • Restaurant

    Il Convivio

    Pizzamano 19, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 72480

  • Restaurant/Pizzeria

    Ristorante Pizzeria 77

    Via Gazzo, 2, 36060 Pianezze (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 471804

    http://www.caffe77.it

    Opening times:

    Monday 10.00-14.30 from Wednesday to Saturday 10.00-14.30 / 17.00-23.00 Sunday 11.30-15.00 / 17.30-23.00

    Closed Monday afternoon and Tuesday all day

    Specialities: fish and meat restaurant also pizzeria

  • Trattoria

    Caissa

    Mazzini 104, 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 0424 472393

    Email: info@trattoriacaissa.it

    http://www.trattoriacaissa.it

    Opening times:

    Open Monday 12 noon to 2.30 pm/7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, Tuesday noon to 2.15 pm, Thursday to Sunday noon to 2.15 pm/7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

    Tuesday evening and Wednesday closed

    99

    Specialities: Baccalà alla vicentina (cod cooked Vicenza-style), sarde in saor (sardines), bigoli with duck sauce and paella (must be booked)

  • Agritourism

    Al ciliegio

    Via Val bella Alta, 5 36063 Marostica (VI)

    Tel.: 3495119173

    Email: lorisbusatta@gmail.com

    Specialities: Typical Veneto dishes

  • Pub

    All’Angelo d’Oro

    viale Montegrappa, 20 Marostica

    Tel.: 042477838 - Cell. 3398900058

    www.allangelodoro.it

  • Bistrot

    La casetta

    Viale Vicenza 12/A marostica

    Email: jlenia.guazzo@gmail.com

  • Wine bar

    Weinerei

    Via Sant'Antonio, 16 marostica

    Tel.: 342 5670315

    Email: alessandropoli@gmail.com

  • Osteria

    Della Zita

    Via Cà Brusà, 5 Marostica

    Email: osteriadallazita@gmail.com

  • Restaurant

    Ristorante Cuori

    Corso Mazzini, 75 marostica

    Tel.: 389 2336799

    Email: ristorantecuori@gmail.com

    www.ristorantecuori.net