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Macerata

4.1
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks

Popular things to do in Macerata

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Specialty Museum
Musei Civici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Torre dell'orologio
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Piazza della Liberta
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Other
Teatro Lauro Rossi
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Macerata is a city and comune in central Italy, the county seat of the province of Macerata in the Marche region. Together with the modern town, sprawling on the plain below the historic centre, it has a population of about 43,000.HistoryThe historical city centre is on a hill between the Chienti and Potenza rivers. It first consisted of the Picenes city named Ricina, then, after its romanization, Recina and Helvia Recina. After the destruction of Helvia Recina by the barbarians, the inhabitants took shelter upon the hills and eventually began to rebuild the city, first on the top of the hills, before descending again later and expanding. The newly rebuilt town was Macerata. It became a municipality (or comune in Italian) in August 1138.GeographySubdivisionsThe town counts several hamlets and localities: Acquesalate, Acquevive, Botonto San Giacomo, Botonto Sant'Isidoro, Cervare, Cimarella, Cincinelli, Collevario, Colleverde, Consalvi, Corneto, Helvia Recina, Isola, Madonna del Monte, Montanello, Piediripa, Sforzacosta, Valle, Vallebona, Valteia, Villa Potenza.ClimateTypically hilly, the climate is both Mediterranean and continental. The Adriatic Sea, which is approximately 30km away, and particularly the Apennine Mountains influence the weather. The elevation of Macerata is approximately 315m above sea level, so winter is particularly rainy and the snow is not so frequent and plentiful. Balkanic and northwestern perturbations may cause snow. Middle seasons are variable, and late snowfall and frost may occur during April. October is neither warm nor very cold. Summer is rather sunny, and sometimes the thermometer reaches 40C. Garbino is the cause, a hot wind from the hinterland. Summer thunderstorms are frequent in August during the evening, when the weather becomes quite unstable. Customize your holiday with our Italy trip itinerary builder to create an adventure that suits you.

Side trips from Macerata

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Landmark
Riviera del Conero Numana
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Santuario Della Santa Casa Loreto
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Casa Leopardi Recanati
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Macerata

Specialty Museum
Museo Palazzo Ricci
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chiesa Santa Maria della Misericordia
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Ecomuseo delle Case di Terra Villa Ficana
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Loggia dei Mercanti
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Macerata

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Religious Site
Parrocchia Santa Maria delle Vergini
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Porta
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Chiesa San Filippo Neri
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
I Cancelli
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Macerata

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Specialty Museum
La Tela - Museo della Tessitura
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Natural History Museum
Museo di Storia Naturale
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Specialty Museum
Pinacoteca Comunale di Macerata
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Macerata

Garden
Giardini Diaz
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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