Montecchio Maggiore Travel Guide

  • rolling fields, vineyards
    rolling fields, vineyards
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  • even the eating utensils are hand crafted
    even the eating utensils are hand...
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  • twin towers...
    twin towers...
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Montecchio Maggiore Things to Do

  • Stop, reflect, and enjoy the countryside

    My favourite past time in Italy is to stop, gaze about, and enjoy the countryside. Italy has a way of encouraging a person to slow down and enjoy the natural beauty.

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  • Castelli di Giulietta e Romeo

    The twin towers (my description), or the castles of Romeo and Juliette are separated by a few hundred meters, on opposing hill tops. Neither tower was used for much other than fortification in case of immediate danger. There was no permanant accomodation as such within the walls from what I could determine (not sure however), the main advantage...

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  • This battle was particularly...

    The opponents are using hatchets to strike, and shields to deflect and block. The strikes are hard, very quick, and could do serious damage if not properly controlled. During this battle, one shield was split diagonally by a strike...not intended as part of the show.From what I gather, in actual battle, once an opponent had fallen, the victor...

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Montecchio Maggiore Hotels

  • Hotel Castelli Montecchio Maggiore

    Via Trieste 89, Montecchio Maggiore, Veneto, 37075, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Castagna Hotel

    2 Via Archimede, Montecchio Maggiore, Italy, 36041

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Castagna

    via Archimede,2

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Montecchio Maggiore Restaurants

  • Gotta know the proprietor to get service

    As mentioned in the opening page on Montecchio Maggiore, Lorenzo provides all the food for the troupe, and does it happily. I'd say that the food bill for this one day exceeded 200 euro. He had one complete cheese wheel, numerous pieces of 'fresh' salami brought down specially from Treviso, the ham legs, chicken continuously stewing in the pot, not...

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  • Food and drink on the fly

    After a long day in the sun, finding a cold beer was heaven, however having a cluster of port-a-potties upwind a short distance away ensured we drank quickly and left.Located immediately beside the beer tent, a fast food outlet was set up, serving fries among other things. I heard grumblings that the portions were small but the prices were high....

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  • Reasonable all way round...

    This was the brightest lit restaurant we have seen during our romp about Italy. It appears to be newly constructed within the past century or so, with modern bathrooms, flip up seats, hot water and paper.Everything is bright and clean, great service, happy patrons, with a huge selection of pizza, pastas and gnocchi. Although brightly lit, each...

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Montecchio Maggiore Transportation

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    by mapakettle Written May 2, 2006

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    Parking we found out is prohibited at Casello Montecchio, at least on May 1 during the medieval Romeo and Juliette festival.

    You must ask for directions to the hospital, and use their free parking facilities. Immediately outside the hospital parking lot, look for the bus stop (beside the monument shown in the photo) and wait for the blue bus which collects visitors and delivers them up the hill. The fare is one euro per person, reasonable, especially when you see the climb ahead.

    People do walk the hill,in fact we saw many hot, sweaty cranky people who made the trek, but why bother?

    this statue is right beside the pick up area people were gathering Casello Montecchio as seen from the bus stop the hospital so you know you're waiting right spot
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Montecchio Maggiore Shopping

  • Building a house, need nails??

    This man makes nails. One by one, the old fashioned way. The end product is as shown in the last photo, with a curved shaft, intentionally fashioned that way to prevent easy removal by thieves.The metal is heated in his forge to a cherry red colour, hammered into a taper, tempered, then given a slight upward curve, and then inserted in a sleeve...

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  • Hand made chairs

    This man makes chairs the old fashioned way, by hand. Every piece of wood is hand split, then attached to a type of form which holds the length of wood in place by friction. The craftsman then draws his plane carefully towards his body, taking care to ensure he continues to carve ' with' the grain of wood, slowly shaping it as he goes.Painstaking...

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Montecchio Maggiore Warnings and Dangers

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    by mapakettle Updated May 4, 2006

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    Thank goodness I'm male. Late afternoon, and they were already full, with hours still left before the festival ended.

    From my count, I saw only three clusters of these stinking things (six per cluster), one particularly ripe grouping placed next to the beer tent, guaranteed to get the loiterer moving each time the wind changed direction. There should have been far more toilets, routinely maintained, with paper added as required.

    I suggest you refrain from eating and drinking during your visit.

    Ma's laughing because I'm in front of the potty
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