The Sleepy Little Town of Castelfidardo

You know the Italian town that makes the best hand made Accordions?? It is Castelfidardo in Le Marche. I never knew about it until I went there this summer! However, if there was one Italian town that I didn’t like it has to be Castelfidardo. Its a very tiny place, close to Loreto and most of the main towns of the regions but its not the “must see” sights of Le Marche. It is also not interesting and can easily be skipped.


The view from the main piazza


From my apartment

If you are visiting Ancona and the surrounding areas, stop anywhere else but here! But the only reason you might want to visit Castelfidardo is because of it’s proximity to the sea and historic towns of Marche. Otherwise everything in this town is slow and practically closed. There is only one good Bar (usually not crowded), a few odd shops selling the Accordion and a bookstore and few quick service food joints.


I don’t remember reading the name of this Torre (Tower)




The quaintest corner


They were equally happy to get a picture clicked!


Nothing is open and it was 7 p.m.


There was a bookstore at the corner


On a clear day, you can see the sea

In case you end up visiting Castelfidardo, stop by the oldest bread shops in Le Marche! Just at the entrance of the town is “Panetteria Pizzeria” owned by a very passionate old lady (picture below). She has been making fresh bread for the town since decades. Even after her husband passed away, she vowed to continue keep the tradition alive and every day she starts work at 4 a.m to have fresh bread ready for everyone in the town!


The owner of one of the oldest bread shops


Be sure to visit and say hello to the lady!

Do you also have a place in Italy that you didn’t like??


  • Stacy di Anna Pollard
    November 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Looks like a cute little town so your honesty is appreciated. I absolutely love the picture of you and the gentlemen! You are brave to have asked for your picture — did you use your Italian? 🙂

    • Ishita
      December 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Haha thanks Stacy 🙂 This was probably the first town that I didn’t enjoy. Yes I did with a local’s help!

  • Anuradha Goyal
    November 24, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    As long as a town has a bookstore or a library, you can visit a town. After all the crowd you see in India, from pictures it looks like a welcome change to see few people.

  • helene dsouza
    November 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Looks like a typical Italian sleepy town. I will mention this place to my uncle in France. He plays a lot of Accordion, it’s kind of a family tradition. Somehow this town reminded me too of our town in Austria, completely slow motion in terms of movement of the villagers. Time is differently perceived in such places.

    • Ishita
      November 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      aww! So sweet that you are sharing with him. You are right, time is so different here. I hardly saw any people outside

  • Tony
    November 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Too bad it was so sleepy, it is beautiful, with great sights and views. I do love that pic of you with the little old Italian men though! 🙂

    • Ishita
      November 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Tony !! I love it too. I wish it was more energetic ;P

  • amindfultravellerblog
    November 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Wow, looks like a ghost town. Very cute though. You look like a local in that photo with the nonni!! Love it. Xx

    • Ishita
      November 23, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Haha ghost town indeed but the thing is it wasn’t one. There were so many people around, just inside in their homes. Very strange! And thank you 🙂

  • Tanja
    November 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    pretty town

  • fineandsonny
    November 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

    My favourite is the photo of the men in the town. Such sweet faces <3

    • Ishita
      November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you mine too 🙂

  • Debra Kolkka
    November 22, 2017 at 3:01 am

    There are lots of quiet little towns in Italy. Too many people have left for bigger places.

    • Ishita
      November 22, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Yeah I know. But this one was boring!

  • karenincalabria
    November 22, 2017 at 2:36 am

    I take it you didn’t go to the accordion museum. Actually, an accordion factory/workshop would be interesting.

    • Ishita
      November 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Nah I didn’t but I spent most of my time outside visiting Loreto, Recanati etc

  • leannacrowley
    November 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

    This was a fun blog!!

    • Ishita
      November 22, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Leanna 🙂

  • Art We Wonderful
    November 21, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Love the photo with the gentlemen of the town!

    • Ishita
      November 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Haha thank you 🙂

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