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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Macerata: – Macerata is a charming city in the Marche region of central Italy, rich in history, culture, and art. It is the capital of the province of Macerata and has a population of about 41,564. Macerata is located on a hill between the Potenza and Chienti rivers, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Macerata is famous for being the birthplace of Matteo Ricci, a 17th-century Jesuit missionary who traveled to China and translated many classical works into Chinese. Macerata is also home to the University of Macerata, one of the oldest in Italy, founded in 1290. Macerata has a well-preserved medieval and Renaissance architecture, with many churches, palaces, and monuments. Some of the most notable attractions are the Cathedral of San Giuliano, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Misericordia, the Palazzo Ricci, and the Sferisterio, an open-air arena that hosts opera and music festivals. Macerata is also known for its culinary traditions, especially the vincisgrassi, a type of lasagna with meat sauce and bechamel. Macerata is a city that combines the beauty of the past with the vitality of the present, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

Piazza della Vittoria is a spacious square in the heart of Macerata. The square is surrounded by elegant buildings, some of which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The square also features a monument to the fallen of World War I. Piazza della Vittoria is a lively place where locals and visitors gather to enjoy the atmosphere, the cafes, and the events that take place throughout the year. (Photo1) – Viale Martiri della Libertà is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza della Vittoria to Viale dell’Indipendenza (Photo 2) – Via Trento is a street in Macerata which runs from Via Ghino Valenti to Piazza G. Garibaldi (Photo 3) – Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza della Vittoria to Piazza Piazza Annessione (Photos 4-6-20) – The Chiesa Parrocchiale dell’Immacolata is a Catholic church in the city of Macerata. The church was built in the late 19th century and features a neoclassical facade with a triangular pediment and four columns. The interior of the church is decorated with frescoes, statues, and paintings, depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and other saints. The church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary and celebrates its feast day on December 8th. The church is also a place of worship and community for the parishioners, who organize various activities and events throughout the year. The Chiesa Parrocchiale dell’Immacolata is a historical and cultural landmark of Macerata, and a testimony of the faith and devotion of its people (Photos 4-5) – Viale Giacomo Leopardi is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza G. Garibaldi to Viale Diomede Pantaleoni (Photos 7-8) – Viale Francesco Puccinotti is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza G. Garibaldi to Piazza Guglielmo Marconi (Photos 9-10 11) – Giardini Diaz is a park in Macerata, Italy, that covers an area of 4.1 acres. It is a kid-friendly place with a pond and trees, and a playground and drinking water facilities. It is also a popular spot for walking and exercising, as well as enjoying the nature and the views of the city. The park is named after Armando Diaz, an Italian general and politician who served as the Chief of Staff of the Italian Army during World War I1. (Photos 12-13-14-15-16) – Via Luigi Cadorna is a street in Macerata which runs from Via Antonio Mugnoz to Via Piero e Lorenzo Cioci (Photos 17-18) – Via IV Novembre is a street in Macerata which runs from Via Luigi Cadorna to Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour (Photo 19)

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi is a square in the city of Macerata, Italy. It is named after Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian inventor and Nobel laureate who is known as the father of radio. The square is home to the Convitto Nazionale G. Leopardi, a prestigious boarding school that was founded in 1804 and hosts students from all over Italy. The school is named after Giacomo Leopardi, a famous Italian poet and philosopher who was born in Macerata. (Photo 21) – Via del Convitto is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza Guglielmo Marconi to Largo Mario Affede (Photos 22-23) – Piaggia Floriani is a street in Macerata which runs from Vicolo Abbondanza to Via XX Settembre (Photo 24) – Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan is a square in the city of Macerata and is in the historical centre of the city. The square is named after Guglielmo Oberdan, an Italian patriot and martyr who was executed by the Austrians in 1882. (Photo 25) – Via Antonio Gramsci is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan to Largo Giorgio Amendola (Photos 26-27-28) – Piazza della Libertà is a square in the centre of Macerata. It is the main square of the city and the location of several important buildings, such as the Questura (police headquarters), the Torre Civica (the civic tower), and the Teatro Lauro Rossi. The square is also a popular meeting place for locals and tourists, as it offers a variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops. Piazza della Libertà is a historical and cultural landmark of Macerata, as it reflects the city’s artistic and architectural heritage. (Photos 29-30-31-32-33) – Piazza S. Vincenzo Maria Strambi is a square in Macerata, near Piazza della Libertà. It is named after Saint Vincent Mary Strambi, a Passionist priest and bishop who was born in Civitavecchia in 1745 and died in Macerata in 18241. He was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1952. The square is home to the Basilica della Misericordia, a baroque church built between 1736 and 1741 by the famous architect Luigi Vanvitelli. The church contains a large painting of the Madonna della Misericordia, which is venerated by the people of Macerata as their patroness4. The painting was crowned with a gold crown by the Vatican Chapter in 1721, (Photo 34) – Corso della Repubblica is a street in Macerata which runs from Piazza della Liberta to Piazza Vittorio Veneto (Photo 35) – Piazza Vittorio Veneto is a square in Macerata, near the city centre. It is named after Vittorio Veneto, a city in the Veneto region where the decisive battle of World War I was fought in 19181. The square has several buildings of historical and cultural interest, such as The Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), founded in 1827 and located in a former convent of the Carmelite order. The academy offers courses in painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, and multimedia arts and the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista. (Photo 36)

Macerata Cuisine: – The cuisine of Macerata reflects the diversity of the region, with influences from the sea, the mountains, and the countryside. Some of the special dishes of Macerata are: – Olive all’ascolana: – These are large green olives stuffed with meat, cheese, and herbs, then breaded and deep-fried. They are a typical appetizer of the area and are named after the nearby town of Ascoli Piceno. – Vincisgrassi: – This is a rich and creamy baked pasta dish, made with layers of fresh egg pasta, béchamel sauce, ragù, mushrooms, and truffles. It is said to have been created by a chef for an Austrian general named Windisch-Graetz, who fought in the Napoleonic wars. – Brodetto di pesce: – This is a fish and seafood soup, cooked with tomatoes, white wine, garlic, and saffron. It is usually served with slices of toasted bread. There are different variations of brodetto in the region, depending on the availability of the fish. – Crescia: – This is a thin and crispy unleavened bread, cooked on a griddle and sprinkled with salt. It is often eaten with cheese, salami, or vegetables. Crescia is also known as piadina in other parts of Italy. – Calcioni: – These are sweet pastries filled with ricotta cheese, lemon zest, and sugar. They are fried in oil and dusted with powdered sugar. Calcioni are a typical dessert of Macerata, especially during Easter.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1– Piazza della Vittoria to Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour
Approximately 1.68 km – 1.04 miles

The walk starts in Piazza della Vittoria – Viale Martiri della Libertà – Via Trento – Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour – Chiesa Parrocchiale dell’Immacolata – Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour – Piazza G. Garibald – Viale Giacomo Leopardi – Piazza G. Garibald – Viale Francesco Puccinotti – Giardini Diaz – Via Luigi Cadorna – Piazza Ugo Pizzarello – Via IV Novembre – Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Piazza Guglielmo Marconi to Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Approximately 1.22 km – 0.76 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Guglielmo Marconi – Porta Montana, Via del Convitto – Via del Convitto – Via Giuseppe e Bartolomeo Mozzi -Piaggia Floriani – Via XX Settembre – Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan – Via Antonio Gramsci – Largo Giorgio Amendola – Piazza della Libertà – Via Don Minzoni – Piazza S. Vincenzo Maria Strambi – Via Don Minzoni – Piazza della Libertà – Corso della Repubblica – Piazza Vittorio Veneto