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An Oscar Award-Winning City

The city of Macerata has a lot to offer in field of arts and culture. It offers a cinema, ballet performances, modern dance shows, musical events, theatre shows  as well as clubs, bars, pubs, fashionable cafes, gelaterias, and not to mention excellent food, scenery and shopping in famous outlets (Tod's, Cesare Paciotti, Fornarina, Docksteps, Prada, Hugo Boss, Manas, Hogan, etc. Check out: or MyMarca). Macerata’s treasures can be summed up in its love of beauty, which has helped to make many of our citizens world famous. Dante Ferretti, for example, was born in Macerata, and is a world famous Italian production designer, art director, and costume designer. He is the winner of three Oscars for art direction in the American movies “The Aviator”, “Sweeney Todd” and "Hugo". A trip or stay in Macerata is well worth your time. There is always something interesting going on in Macerata. Below are some of the events on our rich and varied menu:


Macerata is a town of music. Throughout the year you can find live music concerts of various genres in the piazza, or in the theatres. Many of these shows are offered free of charge, or for a reasonable price. There are many music festivals and events. Musicultura and the Opera Festival are the two main summer events in Sferisterio (local opera arena). The opera festival began in 1921, it takes place every summer drawing large crowds of music lovers from all over the world.


You can go to see a film in Cinema Excelsior, Cinema Italia and Multiplex . Movies are offered in Italian and on Tuesdays in their original language, normally English, with Italian subtitles for an affordable price (as low as 3€).


We are the Region with 100 hundred theatres, even in the smallest town. Recently, the region has applied to be in the UNESCO Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind for its theatres. If you are interested in seeing a live  performance, within and nearby Macerata you can find a contemporary theatre festival, amateur productions, musicals, and much more. Take a look at the historic theatres of our province.

Ballet and Modern Dance

Every year the ballet comes to our theatres, Civitanova Danza festival is probably the richest event. It often takes place at the beginning of July.


For sport lovers, you can find the national championships of volleyball “Lube Banca Marche” and softball “Mosca” close-by Macerata. "Volley Balducci" plays in the women's national premiere league. You can also find clubs for almost every type of sport. The CUS (University Sport Centre) organizes courses in gymnastics, dance and martial arts – we also have courts for tennis, 5 a-side football and a swimming pool.

Cultural events and leisure

Fun cultural events, sport shows and other events are occur all year around and are open to everyone in Macerata.  To check the scheduled events in Macerata and Le Marche region you should take a look of the following web pages:

Go out and have fun!

Feel welcome and free to explore and participate in all that Macerata has to offer! Enjoy a coffee in the town centre,  immerse yourself in nature at the Fiastra Abbey or at the seaside.