The town of Camerino (7 000 inhabitants), located in central-eastern Italy, is a small historical borough typical of the piedmont Mediterranean area. It was an important medieval city and has a rich and prestigious historic town centre.

Some of Camerino's significant monuments and historic buildings include: the Basilica of Saint Venanzio, Saint Venanzio Martyr, Saint Venanzio's Cross, Saint Venanzio and the Corsa alla Spada, Saint Chiara convent and San Domenico.

An earthquake in 2016 caused serious damage to the conservation areas, and many movable heritage objects have been relocated to temporary warehouses. Earthquakes can lead to an acceleration of the depopulation process and abandonment of individual monuments  and sites. Besides seismic hazards, Camerino is also at risk of hydrogeological events and heavy snow.