Matelica is a town with more than 10,000 inhabitants in the province of Macerata. It is located 36 kilometers west of the provincial capital, bordering the province of Ancona. For more than 4000 years, this region is populated and the founding of the city dates back to the Piceno. The town's name itself is probably of Celtic origin. When Pliny the settlement as Matilica Matilicatis is mentioned. Over the centuries, was repeatedly the importance of this city occupied by the elegance and the architectural diversity of buildings that can be visited in the old city. 54 km northeast leads to Perugia.