Treia, Province of Macerata, Marche
- Altitude: 342 m a.s.l
- Population: about 9500 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 62010
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0733
- Patron Saint: St. Patrizio, celebrated on the 4th Sunday of August
- Frazioni & Localities: Chiesanuova, Contrada Camporota, Passo di Treia, San Marco, Santa Maria in Selva, Schito Sud-Est, Villa Lazzarini, Zoccolanti
- GPS Coordinates: [mostra la località su una carta interattiva] 43°19'N, 13°19'E
History - Antiquity
According to the tradition, the town was founded by the Sabine people in 380 BC; a Roman town named Treia is recorded as a municipium in 109 BC; it was abandoned at the fall of the Western Roman empire.
History - the middle Ages and Modern Times
In the mid-16th century Montecchio became part of the Church State, and in 1790 Pope Pius VI rewarded its faithfulness by raising it to the official rank of "city", at the same time renaming it by its Roman name of Treia.
What to see
- The medieval Cathedral
- The 17th-century Town Hall with a collection of Renaissance and classical paintings
- Santuario del SS. Crocefisso, a very large early 20th-century church complex
- The Museo Civico Archeologico, inaugurated in 2004, preserving also Egyptian religious statues of the Roman period, unique in the Marche, found in the archeological site of ancient Treia.