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has accommodation all over the world, including Italy
, and can help you find that perfect accommodation, whether it be a condo rental, villa rental, or apartment rental. Known across the world for its annual open-air opera festival, Macerata
is a human-scaled provincial capital that also warrants a visit for its other charms. The historical city center is located on a hill between the Chienti and Potenza rivers. Together with the modern town, sprawling on the plain below, it has a population of about 43,000. There is a lift (elevator) connecting the two towns.
Macerata is an ideal Italian village to visit with lodging for every type of traveler (villas, vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa rentals, and apartment rentals)
. Typically hilly, the climate is both Mediterranean and Continental. The Adriatic Sea (about 30 km away) and particularly the Appennine mountains influence the weather.
The best of the city's palaces line Corso Matteotti, the road that leaves the square at the side of the Loggia, while Corso della Repubblica will take you to Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the civic gallery and museum. Here is a mixed bag of works by Umbro-marchigiani painters - most important is Carlo Crivelli's Madonna and Child
. Select your accommodation from our villa rentals and vacation rental pool and start enjoying this European city.
If you have time, you might examine the fine carriages in the Museo delle Carrozze or brush up your modern Italian history in one of the country's best museums dedicated to the Unification of Italy and wartime resistance. Dine on the wonderful Italian cuisine
while you enjoy the comforts of your villa or apartment rental.
Macerata’s open-air opera festival in July has found an international following and takes place in the 7,000-seater Sferisterio - a monster of a Neoclassical arena erected by private subscription in the 1820's – you might care to know that it was originally built as a stadium for pallone, or Italian football. Be sure to book your accommodations early so that you have your choice of villa rental and apartment rentals
Just north of the town, at the Villa Potenza, lie the remains of ancient Helvia Recina, a Roman settlement destroyed by the Visigoths. Some way south of the town is the Romanesque church of San Claudio al Chienti: its unusual shape is due to one church being built on the remains of another. Choose Owner Direct
for all of your accommodations needs and have the perfect vacation rental for your Italian holiday.