Macerino is a frazione (parish) of Acquasparta, and lies around 15km from its commune. The official census figures list the population of the hamlet at just seven people, though in reality this swells during summer months when foreign visitors hit town in search of their perfect rural holiday destination. That is not to say that the village becomes over-run, however, simply that you must book in advance if you wish to stay in this delightful 16th century hilltop village.
There are two public squares in the centre of the village, the main one being Piazza del Pieve. Here you will find the parish church of S. Biagio, which is open to the public and houses a number of fine paintings and other works of art. There is another church in to be found, namely the Madonna del Fiore (though this is not always open to the public), and the village is great for a lazy stroll on a hot summers day.
Amenities in the village are limited, with only a single bar to be found. Shops, cafes and restaurants are all found within close proximity, however, and touring the small towns and villages of this unspoilt region are what a holiday in Umbria is all about. Acquasparta is the administrative centre of the local area, and has much more in the way of amenities, though the town is 15km away, and the use of a hire car is almost essential when staying in this especially rural part of Italy.
What else you do in Macerino is purely down to personal preference. Some visitors like to walk and hike in the surrounding countryside, taking in the unspoilt views that the hilltop location offers. Others are happy to relax in the confines of their Macerino holiday rental accommodation, watching the sun set with a glass of local wine in hand. Horse riding, mountain biking and fishing are just some of the many other options that can be enjoyed in this rich and varied region.
The beautiful region of Umbria is full is historic towns and traditional villages, and many visitors like to visit at least three or four destinations during their stay. Otricoli (54km) is small but perfectly formed, and is situated on a former Roman archaeological site. Terni (22km) is another ancient town that also has its fair share of Roman buildings and structures. Further afield, Perugia (76km) is a fascinating city with a plethora of attractions.
Macerino is a popular holiday rental destination during spring and summer months, when the daily average temperature is a pleasant 24C, and the hottest of summer days can reach well above 30C. Winters are short, mild and have relatively low rainfall.
There are two primary airports for visiting Macerino, namely San Egidio Airport (PEG), near Perugia, and Rome Ciampino Airport, near the capital. The distances of the airports from Macerino are 48km and 87km respectively, with Rome receiving the larger number of flights from the UK.