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Museum in Macerata

Musei Civici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi

Macerata's museums cluster in the Musei Civici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi. On the bottom floor is the Museo delle Carozza, a beautifully displayed and extensive collection of 18th- to 20th-century coaches in a modern se…
Historic Building in Macerata

Torre Civica

Conceived as early as 1492 but not completed until 1653, Macerata's 64m-tall civic tower looms over Piazza della Libertà. It houses a recently restored replica of the astronomical clock (originally removed in 1882) …
Trattoria in Macerata

Trattoria da Ezio

A trattoria in the classic mould, da Ezio has been bubbling and stirring since 1957. The look and homey vibe have changed little since then and neither has the Slow Food menu – making the most of freshly made pasta …
Theatre in Macerata

Arena Sferisterio

One of Europe’s most stunning outdoor theatres is the neoclassical Arena Sferisterio, a grand colonnaded affair resembling an ancient Roman arena, which was built between 1820 and 1829. Its acoustics are second to n…
Italian in Macerata

Da Secondo

One of Macerata's longest-running restaurants and apparently one of the few open on Sunday, Da Secondo is both welcoming – Giacomo wins Marche Server of the Year! – and an excellent spot for maceratese specialities …
Osteria in Macerata

Osteria dei Fiori

This osteria has a low-key vibe and al fresco seating in summer. The cuisine is season-focused, but the creative menu might include, say, spaghetti with spring chicory and hazelnuts, followed by roasted rabbit with …
Theatre in Macerata

Teatro Lauro Rossi

Teatro Lauro Rossi is an elegant theatre built in 1774 for the musical enjoyment of the nobility. It now also allows well-dressed riff-raff to attend. It stages everything from classical music concerts to comedies, …
Craft Beer in Macerata

Beer Bang

An atmospheric pub for local and international craft beer under historic arched ceilings. There are eight beers on draught (plus one hand-pump) and a refrigerator full of mostly Belgium and German choices in bottles…
Music in Macerata

Macerata Opera Festival

From mid-July to mid-August, Macerata's Arena Sferisterio is the scenic backdrop for the Macerata Opera Festival, one of Italy’s foremost musical events, attracting the cream of the operatic world.
Ristorante in Macerata

L'Enoteca

Down a world-class chef and a Michelin star – but not out, Le Case's gourmet restaurant has enough gastronomic panache to keep foodies from venturing into Macerata. Beams and exposed stone create a rustically elegan…