Castelfidardo, the land of the accordion
The territory of Castelfidardo naturally lies on historical and cultural foundations strongly bound to musical instruments, especially to accordion and squeezebox, traditions that keep the ancestral rhythm of narration and the rituals of the territory. Castelfidardo, located in the Musone river’s Valley, is where the worldwide accordion and squeezebox industry was born. As stated by the nineteenth-century Metodo Greggianti, the accordion got, at the beginning, the fame of being the instrument to perform Classical music. Castelfidardo and Recanati are, besides, famous opera singers Mario Binci and Beniamino Gigli’s cities of birth (and location of their museums, respectively).