Macerata Car Rental

Macerata was founded as a Roman colony called Helvia Recina, and over the centuries has been under many rulers. However, the most important influence on its historical and cultural development came from the Papal visit of 1320, the year in which the Diocese of Macerata was established by Pope John XII, making it independent from the dioceses of Fermo and Camerino.

Usually not included in the classic tourist circuits, Macerata, one of the provincial capitals of Marche, actually has a vast artistic heritage, numerous naturalistic attractions, and one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1290.

Spending a holiday in the city therefore allows you to get to know this evocative territory better and also to discover the numerous attractions of its surroundings.

List of Locations Macerata

The most beautiful places and beaches to visit in Macerata

If you want to spend a holiday in complete freedom and comfort, a car is the perfect means of transport, as it allows you to explore all of Macerata and its surroundings. It will allow you to visit hidden places that are difficult to reach by public transport.

Your contact for renting a car in Macerata is Maggiore in Civitanova Marche, about 20 minutes from the city, where you can easily rent the ideal vehicle for your driving tour. An expert team will be there to help you, with an extensive fleet of modern, reliable, comfort-able and perfectly sanitised vehicles.

Travelling with Maggiore is a guarantee of safety because the comfort and safety of our customers has always been our priority.

Among the first things to see in Macerata is the historic centre, dominated by the spec-tacular Sferisterio, a neoclassical arena built in 1829, initially used for playing “palla col bracciale” (ball with an armlet), and the 18th-century Palazzo Buonaccorsi, now home to the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of the Carriage.

Wandering around the historical part of Macerata you will come across other fine archi-tecture such as the Duomo di San Giuliano, which houses the remains of the patron saint, Palazzo Ricci, now a museum, the Lauro Rossi Theatre, a fine example of Italian theatre, the Loggia dei Mercanti, an elegant 16th century building and the Basilica della Misericordia, the smallest church in the world.

After this immersion in the history of the city, take the car and drive about 45 km to Lame Rosse, a magnificent canyon that can be explored by means of a hiking trail, and Lake Fiastra, a beautiful lake in the Sibillini Mountains. You can then set off for the Archaeo-logical Park of Urbisaglia, the largest in Le Marche.

If you want to spend an afternoon of relaxation, then you should not miss the beautiful beaches in and around Macerata.

With your rental car you can easily drive from one beach to the next and enjoy all the charm of Le Marche coast.

A 20-minute drive will take you to Civitanova Marche and its 8 km of beaches, and to Porto Potenza Picena, which has been awarded the Bandiera Blu (Blue Flag) and the Tre Vele (Three Sails) by Legambiente, while another 10 km will take you to the beaches of Porto Recanati and Portonovo, set in the beautiful scenery of the Conero Park.

Finally, don’t miss spending a day in Sirolo, a popular seaside village with dreamy beaches such as the famous Due Sorelle, San Michele, Urbani and Sassi Neri, and in Numana, equally renowned for the charm of the Dei Frati and Marcelli beaches.


A tour around Macerata

It would be a pity not to take advantage of your holiday in Macerata to visit its surround-ing areas, full of charming villages, fantastic natural environments and hidden abbeys.

The villages worth seeing around the city are Montappone, a medieval town known for its handmade hats, Tolentino, a real treasure trove of art where you cannot miss the Basilica of San Nicola and the magnificent “Cappellone di San Nicola”, and San Ginesio, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” whose rich historical heritage is well repre-sented by the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, built in the 11th century on the founda-tions of an early Christian chapel.

About an hour’s drive away are the towns of Cingoli, rich in historical and natural beauty, also known as the “balcony of Le Marche”, San Severino Marche, an ancient Roman colony nestled in the hills of Le Marche, and Elcito, located at 821 metres above sea level and also known as the “Tibet of Le Marche”.

Finally, things to see around Macerata also include the Sanctuary of Macereto, located at 1000 metres on the plateau of the Sibillini Mountains, and the Abbey of Chiaravalle di Fiastra, a stupendous monastery of Cistercian monks surrounded by the beautiful Nature Reserve of Abbadia di Fiastra.

Macerata and its surrounding areas offer visitors many other surprises, which can be dis-covered with a rental car.