Macerata was rebuilt in the Medieval Ages (12th Century) on the top of the hill between the Potenza and Chienti rivers, after the desctruction of the Roman downstream city called Helvia Recina. You can see the ruins of Helvia Recina in the archeological area called Villa Potenza.
Piazza della Libertà, built in the Reinassance, is the main square of Macerata. It hosts the Theatre Lauro Rossi, the Town Hall, the University and the Loggetta dei Mercanti, that is to say a graceful two-tier arcades loggia. The Loggetta was commissioned by the cardinal Alessandro Farnese when he was in Macerata at the beginning of the 16th Century (later Farnese became Pope Paul III).
The guided tour includes the Cathedral of St. Julian the Hospitalier, the art gallery in Palazzo Buonaccorsi and the open-air theatre Arena Sferisterio. […]
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