"University Town: Camerino" Camerino by deecat

Camerino Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 20 photos

A Beautiful Setting

Camerino is set in the heart of a mountainous zone in the Province of Macerata. (in the Le Marche)

Located on a hill, it dominates the Camerino basin (bordered on the south by the
Sibylline Mountains and to the north by Mount San Vicino)!
Camerino is just a few miles from the
Sibylline Mountains National Park.

The town is on a ridge between 2 river valleys and is on the border between central Marche and Umbria.

They say that the old center has seen few changes over the last few centuries; thus, the architecture is quite impressive. Most of the town was built during the rule of the Da Varano family between the 14th and 16th centuries.

Panoramic and Picturesque Camerino

We had a difficult time finding Camerino, but finally, a kind elderly man pointed us in the right direction.

It's obvious that it is a University city, even though its population is only about 7,000.

We parked our car in the car park in Palazzo delle Esposte, which is located by the lovely park. After visiting the park, we walked to the ancient center to find a hotel. We found a two-star hotel in the main Piazza Cavour for 50Euro!

Unusual Architecture

I noticed immediately that light brick was often used on the living quarters. The photo here was taken from our room at the hotel. It's a living quarters in the Piazza, and if you look carefully, you'll see the lovely mountains between buildings. Note, too, the tile roofs, the small balconies, and the European blinds.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great location, Interesting Architecture, Good Prices
  • In a nutshell:A "gem" of a university town in the heart of the mountains
  • Last visit to Camerino: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 10, 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    While waiting patiently for your new Farmington tips I've taken another look at your Camerino page, which I hadn't seen since 2008. Fine photos & detailed tips as always! I've read about the summer opera festival at Macerata, but haven't been there yet.

  • jillzi's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Excellent hotel.What a darling place to visit. Historic, beautiful, and charming. You seem to find these wonderful places in Italy.

  • Jun 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    WONDERFUL RESTAURANT REVIEW. Where do you discover such wonderful places? Delightful little village, Dee. More good hotel and what to do tips. Enjoyable.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Another little Italian gem from you, Dee. You certainly know how to find them and how to describe their charms.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Thanks for your nice story, Dee! Your travel pages are masterpieces of narration and an example for me! ><><>< Thanx!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2009 at 6:01 AM

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Loved the architecture, and esp. the frescoes at San Fillippo Church. I think I would particularly enjoy the festival to San Venanzio. Just dreaming...

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Awesome page! Glad you found it! It's these wonderful pages that lets us know about these little travel gems all over the world. Great page!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    yet another stunning italian town i've not heard of.

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:00 AM

    Nice pictures, nice info like all your websites!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    These little Italian hilltop towns are fascinating. It's hard to imagine a university in such a small place! From your photos and descriptions, it sounds a very appealing stopover.


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