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Macerata: photo description (Macerata)

Macerata is the capital of the eponymous province in the Italian region Marche. The historic city center is situated on a hill between the rivers Chienti and Potenza. Once upon a time this place was a settlement of the tribe Pechenov called Cause and after the romanization named Helvia Recina. When the settlement was destroyed by the barbarians, the survivors took refuge on the hill nearby, where he built the new city of Macerata. Today the city, with a population of about 43 thousand people, is not only the hill, but lying beneath the plain. Between the two parts - top and bottom - there is a lifting message.

On the main square of Macerata is Piazza della libertà, stands the ancient Loggia dei Mercanti with two-level vaulted arcades Dating from the Renaissance. It starts from Corso della Repubblica, which leads to another square, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where the luxurious Palazzo Ricci today are city Museum and art gallery with works by Carlo Crivelli. Another interesting Museum is the Museum of carriages. And along the streets of Corso Matteotti you can see a number of stunning palaces, including the Palazzo dei Diamanti - the Diamond Palace.

The Cathedral of Macerata was built in neoclassical style in 1771-1790-m years. Near it are preserved the remains of the Gothic bell tower of the 15th century and the interior designed by Cosimo Morelli. To the South of the city there is the Romanesque Church of San Claudio al Chienti, built in the 14th century on the ruins of an ancient temple and stands out for its unusual shape.

Also in Macerata is well worth a visit Palazzo Buonaccorsi, built in the first half of the 18th century for count Raimondo Buonaccorsi and his son cardinal Simone. The residential floor of the Palace is notable for its Aneid Room painted with frescoes by Rambaldi, Dardani and Solimany and decorated with paintings of Garci and Gioseffo Giovanni dal sole. And to the North of the city, in the village of Villa Potenza, you can visit the ruins of the ancient Roman settlement Helvia Recina destroyed by the Visigoths.