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Spritz At Marostica Square

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Spritz At Marostica Square
32 bar Reel for 3 Couples in a 4 Couple Set, devised by Maria Elena Bonacini, 2022.

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This dance, Spritz At Marostica Square was devised by Maria Elena Bonacini to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Scotia Shores group, Italy.
Marostica, is a town and comune (comune - roughly equivalent to a township) in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, northern Italy. It is mostly famous for its live chess event and for the local cherry variety.

Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the locality was greatly influenced by several members of the important medieval family from the Veneto, known as the Ezzelini. They were finally defeated in 1260. Marostica was a Venetian city until Venice joined Italy. During the 19th century it was mainly a relatively poor town; a great number of inhabitants went to look for fortune in Brazil and many other places in the world. The wealth of the town grew greatly after the second world war.

Marostica is famous for the human chess game it carries out every 2 years (in the even-numbered years), with living chess pieces, in the city public square.

Marostica Square
Marostica Square - Piazza Degli Scacchi A Marostica

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