Castelfidardo is a world class production centre for accordions, the area’s most important craft.

The city boasts a museum, the Museo Internazionale della Fisarmonica (International Accordion Museum) located in the basement of City Hall dedicated to this traditional instrument. In it one can learn about the evolution of its production,

the various types and the people who have passed on the tradition of this craft over time. The city holds two interesting events: the Festival Internazionale della Fisarmonica (International Accordion Festival) in September and The World of Accordion – International Festival and Awards.

Guitars are made in the nearby city of Recanati, while lutes are made in flourishing workshops in Ascoli Piceno. In Pesaro they make and repair instruments of various types, an activity with close ties to the G. Rossini Conservatory of Music.

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