Matelica

Matelica

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Tourist Office: Via Cuoio 17, Matelica

From Monday to Saturday (excluding holidays) 10:00-12:00 / 17:00-19:00

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Welcome to the city of honey and the homeland of Verdicchio 

Nestled in the Esino valley, between Mount San Vicino and the Sibillini Mountains where the Verdicchio vines grow (the precious “gold” of the city), MATELICA is known for its wine production, as well as for its precious honey and especially for oak honeydew. Also it is known for its saffron production.

Piazza Enrico Mattei (Enrico Mattei Square) is the core of the town, and is dedicated to the founder of ENI, who lived here. A monumental 16th-century fountain with an octagonal shape lies in its centre, built in white stone and designed by the Santa Casa di Loreto’s architect, Lattanzio Ventura of Urbino. Four statues of marine deities emerge from the central basin, and to them, locals have given affectionate nicknames: La Sirena (The Mermaid), Maccagnano, Biutino and La Veloce (The Fast One).

Some of the main buildings in Matelica also overlook Piazza Mattei. The Government Palace (Palazzo del Governo) forms one joined complex with Torre Civica (Municipal Tower) and has a loggia dating back to 1511, designed by Lombard architects Costantino and Giovan Battista da Lugano. In front of them, the City Hall (Palazzo Comunale) was built in the 19th century by Architect Vincenzo Ghinelli. It shows the municipality’s emblem inside its tympanum and under a statue representing the Virgin of Loreto. Beside the City Hall there is the Renaissance Palazzo Ottoni, which was built in 1472 on behalf of Alessandro and Ranuccio Ottoni by architects Costantino and Giovan Battista da Lugano. This palace, also, hosts the Municipal Art Gallery.

Along Matelica’s streets and alleys there are several churches that preserve valuable works of art. Among them, the Church of St. Francis (Chiesa di San Francesco), 1268, stands on the homonymous square. It is rich in 15th-century art such as the most important franciscan hagiographic cycle of the Marche region, while Saint Maria Assunta Cathedral boasts a small and precious 18th-century crucifix in wood and silver by Giovanni Giardini, born in Forlì and known for the fineness of his workmanship. Unmissable the Church of the Beata Mattia, built in 1225 and destination of pilgrimages, and also the beautiful Church of St. Agostino dating back to the 13th century with its beautiful gothic entrance.

The Municipal Theatre (Teatro Comunale) was designed by the same architect of the Scala di Milano, Giuseppe Piermarini, and dates back to 1805. Its structure is impressive for its great elegance, with three orders of boxes plus the gallery. Inside there is the Foyer Wine Shop, a wine tasting point of the “Verdicchio di Matelica”. Moreover, it is also possible to pay a visit to the archaeological area of the ancient Roman thermal baths of the city.

Palazzo Piersanti hosts the homonymous museum, pride of the city. Its name comes from Venanzio Filippo Piersanti’s collections donated in 1901 to the so-called Capitolo della Cattedrale, that is the organisation managing the Cathedral. Among the notable works preserved here, there are paintings by Bellini, Antonio da Fabriano, Francesco di Gentile da Fabriano, Salvator Rosa, and Carlo Maratta, along with precious silver pieces, and rare and valuable furniture.

Also the Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico) is not be missed: set up inside Palazzo Finaguerra, it focuses on the Piceni civilization, and displays rich grave goods from tombs dating back to the 8th-9th century BC. Exceptionally interesting, also due to its rarity, is the marble spherical solar clock with inscriptions in Greek, known as Globo di Matelica, dated between the 1st and 2nd century AD.

The village of Braccano is a unique gem: it is an original open-air museum, with about 70 murals by various artists painted on the houses’ facades. Also another museum is located here: it’s the Museum of Resistance and Culture of Territory. For the lovers of nature and hiking, from Braccano a lot of routes start towards the Regional Nature Reserve of Mt. San Vicino and Mt. Canfaito.

Matelica is the setting of the International Folklore Festival, a celebration where people can share their different cultures and religions, all united in a great show of music and colours. Every summer, the event features eight groups from every continent, performing traditional dances and songs from all over the world.

Hospitality

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Laboratorio creativo per bambini

Esplora i colori, metti in gioco la tua fantasia e sperimenta con le tecniche artistiche la tua creatività! In questo…

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Pedala in Cantina

Escursioni in bike di mezza giornata con degustazione in Cantina di Verdicchio DOC eprodotti tipici del territorio CON PEDALA IN CANTINARENDI…

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Agriturismo Casa Deimar

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Agriturismo Cavaliere Errante

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B&B Camere da Bruna

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B&B Casa Baldoni

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B&B Casa Grimaldi

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B&B Casa Rastia

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B&B Da Foschetta

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B&B Del Corso

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B&B I Balzani

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B&B I Tre Ciliegi

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B&B Il Fienile

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B&B La Casa di Silvia

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B&B La Madonnina dei Pantani

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Casa vacanze Tenuta Colpaola Wine & Wellness

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Country House Salomone

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Hotel della Loggia Matelica

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Hotel Fioriti

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Il Colle del Sole

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Residenza Universitaria La Quiete

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Residenza Universitaria San Francesco

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Serre Alte Landscape Luxury Rooms

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Tenuta Grimaldi

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Villa Collepere Country House

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Agriturismo Il Cavaliere Errante

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Agriturismo Il Colle del Sole

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Bar Ristoro Il Murales

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Cantine Maraviglia

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Country House Salomone

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Enoteca La Petriola

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Fish Sushi

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Foyer Verdicchio di Matelica

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G.M.A. Ristorazione

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La Tana di Biutino

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Lìntulì Làpperlà

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Pizzeria Lucien 79

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Risto Food & Charme by Casa Grimaldi

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Ristorante Mosaico

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Ristorante Secondo Tempo

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The Red Lion Pub

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Trattoria Anna

Here’s what you can visit

Here's what
you can visit

Enrico Mattei Museum

Matelica Globe

Foyer “Verdicchio di Matelica”

Roman Baths

Braccano – Land of Murals

Monumental Octogonal Fountain

Government Palace and Civic Tower

Ottoni Palace

Muncipal Theater “G. Piermarini”

Archaeological Civic Museum – Finaguerra Palace

Museum of the Resistance and the Culture of Territory “Don Enrico Pocognoni”

Piersanti Museum

Municipal Art Gallery “Raffaele Fidanza”

Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta

Church and Monastery of the Blessed Mattia

Church of Saint Filippo and Former Oratorian Monastery

Monastery and Church of Saint Francesco

Church of Saint Agostino

Trail of the Eagle

Trail of the Wolf

At the foot of Mount San Vicino

Towards Gagliole’s Meadows

Regional Nature Reserve of Mt. San Vicino and Mt. Canfaito

Mount Gemmo

Jana Gorge

Traditional excellences

Ciambelline

Verdicchio di Matelica

Coniglio in Porchetta

Crema Fritta

Frustingo

Pizza co’ li Sgrisci

Pollo in Potacchio

Penciarelle

Lentils

Honey

Oil

Terreni di San Severino DOC

Craft beer

Vincisgrassi

Vucculotti Sapa and Nuts

Cheese

The most anticipated events

Faceoff – Street Dance Festival

Encuentro Amigos de Partagas en Italia

International Festival of the Folklore

Recommends

  • A BIT OF “MADNESS”

Have fun by taking part in one of the most entertaining “rituals” of the true locals: clear your mind and warm up your leg muscles…3, 2, 1 go! You have to take seven laps around the town’s fountain to win a characteristic and ambitious prize: the so-called “patente da mattu” (“the crazy person license”)!

 

  • BRACCANO 

It is a delightful village of about 150 inhabitants, decorated with 70 murals. While walking around the houses and barns, you can see colourful drawings by the students of the Academy of Macerata and the Academy of Brera, with the participation of artists from all over the world. The Museum of Resistance and Culture of Territory is also located here ,and for the lovers of nature and hiking, Braccano is a good start to walk towards the Regional Nature Reserve of Mt. San Vicino and Mt. Canfaito.

 

  • GOLA DI JANA (JANA GORGE)

Nature’s woders and strengths all in one place! This magical and pleasant gorge, framed in the Regional Nature Reserve of Mt. San Vicino and Mt. Canfaito, offers an amazing series of rock jumps. Here, the waters form small, crystal-clear pools, painting a magnificent, lively picture.

 

  • CHEERS!

It goes without saying that the knowledge of a place is also possible through the experimentation of its flavours. So, you must indulge in the tasting of a good glass of Verdicchio! This white wine, certified with DOC (controlled designation of origin) and DOCG (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) labels, is actually a gem of the territory, as it comes from a native vine known throughout the world for the quality of its fruit! You can taste it at the Theatre “G. Piermarini” which hosts the municipal wine shop Foyer.

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