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Montecchio Maggiore

Just a 15 minute drive from Vicenza, the town of Montecchio Maggiore has been inhabited since the late Stone Age, though it was invaded and occupied many times. Two castles built about 975 are claimed to be the inspiration for the Romeo and Juliet legend. Luigi del Porta of Vicenza set the story here in his novel of 1552.

Another building, the Villa Cordellina Lombardi, is a masterpiece of neo-Palladian architect Giorgio Massari, with frescoes by G.B. Tiepolo. And there is also a museum. This was founded in 1922 by Giuseppe Zannato, its first curator. It has sections devoted to the archaeo-logical and the paleontological. Some of these contain materials found in the late-Roman necropolis of Carpanč. There is also an important gemological section.  Montecchio Maggiore makes for a good excursion from Vicenza during your trip to Italy.

   

Juliet's castle in Montecchio Maggiore

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