Townsfolk take part in La Partita di Scacchi, which involves a game of chess using human pieces, in Marostica, Italy, in September 2022. Photo: John Brunton
Townsfolk take part in La Partita di Scacchi, which involves a game of chess using human pieces, in Marostica, Italy, in September 2022. Photo: John Brunton
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Italy’s famous chess game with human pieces, the centrepiece of a 600-person, 3-hour show, returns after Covid-enforced cancellation

  • Every two years, townspeople in Marostica, Italy, stage a game of human chess set within a vast historical re-enactment
  • A visit to witness the spectacle can be a great opportunity to discover some of the secrets of the Veneto region

Townsfolk take part in La Partita di Scacchi, which involves a game of chess using human pieces, in Marostica, Italy, in September 2022. Photo: John Brunton
Townsfolk take part in La Partita di Scacchi, which involves a game of chess using human pieces, in Marostica, Italy, in September 2022. Photo: John Brunton
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