How to reach macerata
Macerata is a small town situated approximately 30 km from the Adriatic coast. The nearest airport is Ancona. Other airports are Bologna, Rimini, Forlì and Pescara (on the Adriatic coast) and, of course, Rome (on the Tyrrhenian coast). If you arrive at Ancona airport, you can reach Macerata by train (Ancona-Civitanova Marche, connection to Macerata) or by coach (http://www.contram.it). If you arrive at Rome, you can reach Macerata by train (Roma-Fabriano, connection to Macerata) or by coach (http://www.romamarchelinee.it). From Civitanova Marche you can reach Macerata also by coach (http://www.contram.it).
The nearest airport is "Raffaello Sanzio", Falconara Marittima (Ancona): www.ancona-airport.com. Then, from here, you can reach Macerata:
- by train: at Castelferretti station (in front of the airport) take the train to Ancona, get off in Civitanova Marche and take the connection to Macerata (http://www.fsitaliane.it/). Ancona airport is also connected with Ancona railway station by Conero Bus Company. The bus stop is in front of the arrival and departure terminal and the service is available all day from 6:30 until 19:30 (timetable only in Italian:http://www.conerobus.it/resources/orari/Collegamenti_Aeroporto_2009.pdf).
- by coach: from Ancona railway station take the coach near the station (http://www.contram.it).
- by car: A14 Motorway (Ancona nord) going to Pescara, exit Civitanova Marche-Macerata, take the SS 77 road to Macerata [see below].
- “Leonardo Da Vinci” (Fiumicino) airport, Roma (http://www.adr.it/fiumicino);
- “Abruzzo airport”, Pescara (http://www.abruzzoairport.com).
- “Federico Fellini” airport, Rimini (http://www.riminiairport.com)
- Forlì airport (http://www.forliairport.com)
- “Guglielmo Marconi airport”, Bologna (http://www.bologna-airport.it/uk/?LN=UK)
Macerata is connected to the main rail-network through Civitanova Marche (coming from either Northern or Southern Adriatic coast (East coast) – e.g. Bologna, Rimini and Forlì or Pescara) and through Fabriano (coming from Rome). Once you get to Civitanova Marche or Fabriano, take the local train to Macerata.
From the website of the Italian railways (http://www.fsitaliane.it) it is possible to check the timetable and purchase tickets online.
From Rome you can get a coach (http://www.romamarchelinee.it) at "Roma Tiburtina" railway station or "Castro Pretorio" metro stop.
Coming from the Adriatic coast: take the A14 Motorway (Bologna-Taranto). Take the exit marked Civitanova Marche-Macerata; at the roundabout follow the Macerata-Tolentino road signs and take the SS 77 road to Macerata. Exit the SS 77 at Macerata Sud-Corridonia.
Coming from the Tyrrhenian coast (West coast): the shortest route is a mountain one. Cross the Apennines at the Colfiorito Pass, then follow the Macerata-Civitanova Marche road signs carefully and take the SS 77 road to Macerata. Exit at Macerata Ovest-Sforzacosta and at the junction turn to the right.
The quickest route is by the A24 Motorway through L’Aquila which joins the A14 Motorway on the Adriatic coast at Teramo.