Veneto - Marostica - the Human Chess Game city

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Marostica - the Human Chess Game city

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(6 reviews)
Marostica lower castle, Veneto, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

An incredible walk that will take us in the heart of the Veneto region. We will discover together the lower castle of Marostica, the human chess game board and the medieval walls.

Meet Igor


I’m Igor (that’s pronounced ee-gor, in case you are wondering!) and although you may not think it’s an Italian name, I am 100% Italian. I grew up in this area, between Treviso and Venice and I’m incredibly passionate about my region and 2 cities. I studied tourism, in Italy we have a special type of high school dedicated to tourism, and languages and I have been working in this sector since I graduated. I started in a hotel near Venice, then moved to one in London, which was an amazing experience. When I came back to Italy, I moved to with Globus and travelled all over Europe, from Portugal to Russia and the North Cape to Greece. Seeing so many places was great and I learned a lot meeting people from all over the world. In 2007, my grand tour ended, and I came home to Venice, where I qualified to work as a guide in the Veneto region (yes, in Italy you need a licence to work as a guide). I love taking my guests around this wonderful region, showing them all the fantastic treasures we have here. Whether you would like a tour of Venice, or a tailored, escorted experience with hotels, transfers and visits, let me be your Venetian expert! If you have questions you’d like answered or have no idea where to start planning your trip, get in touch with me and I will help you with suggestions, hints and bookings. I’ve been listed in Rick Steves’ guides to Venice, Italy and Europe since 2008, so I must be doing something right.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Veneto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Veneto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda B NY 🐾.

29 June 2021

I stumbled upon this tour at the last minute and just adored it! Castle and ancient architecture- Igor did a wonderful job!

Dawn V.

26 June 2021

Normally tours with Igor are exceptional, but for me, today's was not. Usually the tours are filled with information about the area we are visiting & my interest is peaked. Today I don't feel I learned much about Marostica & the tour seemed to drag a bit. I'll be back for more because Igor's tours are mostly wonderful & go by way too fast.

Linda R.

25 June 2021

Thank you, loved visiting lesser known areas of Italy

Marilyn J.

25 June 2021

Thank you, Igor, for your charming tours of some lesser known beautiful regions of Italy! Very enjoyable tour.

Richard S.

25 June 2021

If I could, I would give Igor a 55 star rating, not a 5 star rating! What a sincerely lovely person with a great sense of humor and a knack of being at the very right place at the very right time. I have thoroughly enjoyed 6 previous tours with Igor and each one was a gem. DO NOT pass up the opportunity to join Igor anywhere on his journey across Veneto!

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