A continuum of churches that guide the view to the top of the hill
View of the old churches of Marostica during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
Together with my friends, I took a walk in the city. It emanates a rich history through the building and their disposition, from the top of the hill down to the flat area of the old town. Marostica in fact has a millenary history because it is situated in an area very favorable for the humans settlement and there are indication that people lived here since the prehistoric times.
It was the Romans that fortified the hill, creating the base for the Castle on Mount Pauso that is visible at the top. The city during the Middle Ages went through the convulsive events that saw the succession of the Ostrogoth, Byzantine and the Lombard governments. Afterwards Marostica was included in the Duchy of Vicenza, and it is still nowadays in the same Italian province.
After the war that arrived strongly in this area, the city was completely restored and therefore its ancient atmosphere is perfectly conserved. While walking in the old town I noticed this slope with the eye lead from one church to the other to the top of the hill and the castle. I couldn’t avoid challenging myself with the perspective that the view offered.
Title of the painting ‘View of the old churches in Marostica’
This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.
The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.
- Watercolor and ink on white paper
- Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting
- Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
- Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
- Shipped in a box
- Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print