Macerata Feltria

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Macerata Feltria
Comune di Macerata Feltria
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Macerata Feltria is located in Italy
Macerata Feltria
Macerata Feltria
Location of Macerata Feltria in Italy
Coordinates: 43°48′N 12°27′E / 43.800°N 12.450°E / 43.800; 12.450Coordinates: 43°48′N 12°27′E / 43.800°N 12.450°E / 43.800; 12.450
Country Italy
Region Marche
Province Province of Pesaro e Urbino (PU)
Frazioni Apsa, Ca' Antonio, Castellina, Certalto, Grassano, Mondagano, Santa Lucia, Santa Maria Valcava, San Teodoro, San Vicino
 • Mayor Luciano Arcangeli 
 • Total 40.07 km2 (15.47 sq mi)
Elevation 321 m (1,053 ft)
Population (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total 2,020
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 61023
Dialing code 0722
Website Official website

Macerata Feltria is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region Marche, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Ancona and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Pesaro.

Macerata Feltria borders the following municipalities: Lunano, Monte Cerignone, Montecopiolo, Monte Grimano, Piandimeleto, Pietrarubbia, Sassocorvaro.


During the Roman Empire, Macerata Feltria was known as Pitinum Pisaurense; it was a small town built in the place of an old Celtic village (in that area the Senones Celts were settled). Its economy was based on the export of wood.

During the 6th century AD, Pitinum Pisaurense was completely destroyed by the Ostrogoths during the Gothic War (535-554). After the year 1000 AD the village was rebuilt using the ruins of the old Pitinum Pisaurense; in facts, the name Macerata means "built with the ruins".

In the late Middle Ages, the village was a fief of the Malatesta family, as part of the Papal States. After the end of World War II half the population emigrated, mainly to Genoa.

In the village there is an archeological museum, exposing the evidences of the village history.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

Simona Sperindei, "Pitinum Pisaurense passione storica e antiquariale; l’indentificazione dell’antica Pitinum Pisaurense presso Macerata Feltria nella trattatistica e nei carteggi degli eruditi tra il XVIII ed il XIX secolo", Roma 2014

Simona Sperindei, "Per amor di scienza e storica verità notizie di scavi e d’antichità tra le Marche e il Montefeltro (1820-1847)", Roma 2016

External links

  • Official website

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