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