A pause for a light lunch after our morning tour will take us to Caffè Meletti, one of the 150 historical cafes in Italy. Many movie scenes have been filmed here and it was also a favorite spot of Hemingway where he enjoyed Meletti’s homemade Anisetta (an anise based liquor)
After lunch, we’ll head towards in the elegant, restored café, we’ll head toward the medieval quarter of San Giacomo. The antique Merchants’ Piazza is surrounded by the three oldest churches in Ascoli Piceno. In this old section of town, you can feel the medieval atmosphere with the small winding streets, some only four to five feet wide. As a symbol of wealth and power, many buildings were constructed with towers, giving Ascoli Piceno bragging rights as the first city with skyscrapers in the 13th Century.
Ascoli Piceno can be called a book of stone, and when you lift your gaze you can see some inscriptions written above the doorways from more than 500 years ago. It is like a modern day hashtag on their homes.