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Marostica is a town of approximately 14,000 inhabitants, which covers a hilly area of 36 km². The inhabitants are called the Marosticensi. The city is famous for the traditional game of human chess, which takes place every two years. The event is held in September in the famous town square and is inspired by an event of 1454. The city is also known for its two medieval castles, the upper one and the lower one, encircled by magnificent walls. Marostica is a land of eponymous cherry, product of protected geographical indication.