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Macerata is a charming hillside town in the Marche region of central Italy that embodies the essence of Italy. Wander the cobblestone streets of the historic city center, take a hike in the surrounding hills that dot the landscape or practice your Italian with your language partner. Experience the historic and natural beauty of the area, including Adriatic beaches and coastal cliffs, beautiful palazzo and piazzas, underground caverns and Apennine peaks. In Macerata, the possibilities are endless for an authentic Italian experience.

The AHA Center is located in the 17th century Palazzo Floriani Ricci. The center offers wireless access, a modest computer lab for students and frescoed classrooms as well as a small lending and reference library. The center is located near the Piazzo Vittorio Vineto, where a weekly open air market is held. Students enrolled in the painting course will attend biweekly courses at the Accademia di Belle Arti, located just around the corner from the AHA Center. In addition to the center, Macerata and the Marche region serve as a living classroom, including excursions to the Arena Sferisterio, the Teatro “Lauro Rossi”, tours through the Roman ruins in Urbs Salvia, a visit to the 12th century Abbazia di Chiaravalle di Fiastra, the Basilica di San Nicola in Tolentino and the markets and beaches of Civitanova.

Italian Language & Culture

Fall Semester, Spring Semester Italian Language & Culture

For students of a variety of majors who want to develop cross-cultural competency in an authentic Italian environment.


Food and Culture

Spring Quarter Food and Culture

Develop a better understanding of complex food-related issues and gain new insights into the ways in which food mediates social, political, environmental, cultural and economic processes.


Studio Art

Summer Studio Art

Learn to read and make good images that go beyond the everyday snapshot throughout this five-week program.



filiberto bracalenteSITE DIRECTOR:  Dott. Arch. Filiberto Bracalente

Q:  Where is the best location to see a sunset in Macerata?

A:  From the beautiful Viale Leopardi along the north walls of the old town. It is also exciting to see the sun lighting up along the Appenines Mountains, especially when they are covered in snow, from the Giardini Diaz public gardens, located outside the southwest city walls.