Typically hilly, the climate is both Mediterranean and Continental. The Adriatic Sea (about 30 km away) and particularly the Appennine mountains influence the weather. The height is about 315 meters above sea level, so winter is particularly rainy and the snow is not so frequent and plentiful.
Macerata is alluring to the tourist who wants to experience life at an Italian’s pace. It is a small, laid back city with very little tourist activity. Every summer in Macerata, many Italians and some tourists flock to Macerata for the Sferisterio Opera Festival, which is widely renown in the region.