Muccia, Province of Macerata, Marche
The native hometown of Franciscan Blessed Rizerio, the place is also well-known as the production site of the renowned Mistrà liquor made with local herbs.
- Altitude: 454 m a.s.l
- Population: about 800 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 62034
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0737
- Patron Saint: St. Biagio (St. Blaise), celebrated on 3rd February
- Frazioni & Localities: Maddalena, Costafiore, Massaprofoglio, Vallicchio, Giove, Col di Giove, Rocchetta
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Archelogical findings show that the place was inhabited since very early times. During the Middle Ages, there was a castle of the Da Varano family of Camerino, built in defence of the flour mills that supplied a large territory with cereals.
What to see
- The parish church of San Biagio, which preserves a 14th-century wooden statue of St Sebastian;
- The 16th-century, octagonal church of Santa Maria di Varano del secolo XVI, preserving inside frescoes by Andrea De Magistris;
- In Coda di Muccia the Hermitage of Blessed Rizerio, a disciple and personal confessor of St. Francis of Assisi;
- The sanctuary of Madonna di Col de' Venti, which preserves a 14th-century painting of the Virgin with Child;
- The Villa della Maddalena, surrounded by a fine park, built in the 17th century as the residence of Cardinal Giori.