About Macerata


Macerata is a medium-sized town in the Marche region. It was built in the 10th and 11th centuries near the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Helvia Recina. Its historical centre situated on a hill at 311 m above sea level is completely enclosed within 15th and 16th century walls and appears architecturally harmonious thanks to the widespread use of bricks. Noteworthy buildings include the Loggia dei Mercanti of 1504, the theatre Lauro Rossi of 1774, the arena Sferisterio built in 1829, and the Church of the Vergini of 16th century with a painting by Tintoretto. Macerata is “City of Culture” because of its many cultural events (theatre, music, opera).

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The University of Macerata

The University of Macerata is one of the oldest universities in Europe founded in 1290 as a Law School. Its main activities are focused on the humanities and social sciences. The University of Macerata has five departments: Department of Economics and Law; Department of Law; Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism; Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations; and Department of Humanities.

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