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, Castelfidardo wasn’t really for me. It does not come in my “must see” sights of Le Marche and can easily be skipped. I found the town to be boring and this might be the first time I am saying this for any Italian town.

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Probably the rare time when I saw someone in the centre

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There is an International Accordion Museum in Castelfidardo

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The view from the main piazza

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From my apartment

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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. Until May 2016, there was one good Bar (usually not crowded), a few odd shops selling the Accordion and a bookstore and few quick service food joints.
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I don’t remember reading the name of this Torre (Tower)

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Vicolo

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The quaintest corner

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They were equally happy to get a picture clicked!

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Nothing is open and it was 7 p.m.

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There was a bookstore at the corner

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On a clear day, you can see the sea

There is one place not to be missed in case you end up visiting Castelfidardo and that is one of the oldest bread shops in Le Marche! Just at the entrance of the town, this Panetteria Pizzeria is owned by an old lady (picture below) who has been making fresh bread for the town since decades. Even after her husband passing away recently, she made sure to continue the business. She starts work at 4 a.m in the morning and there is fresh bread and pizza rossa for everyone everyday!
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The owner of one of the oldest bread shops

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Be sure to visit and say hello to the lady!

Related Reading:
The Holy Town of Loreto
Medieval Fermo and it’s historic Sites
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21 thoughts on “The Sleepy Little Town of Castelfidardo

    1. 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 🙂

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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