On Ascoli Piceno’s much beloved Piazza del Popolo rests the grand dame of the city’s meeting places, the Caffe Meletti. The historic hang-out has been featured in a number of films (including one by Fellini and another with Dustin Hoffman), and has played a starring role in the daily life of the Ascolani for a century.
In the shadow of the ancient Greek ruins of Paestum is a buffalo ranch that some days garners more visits than the historic site on their doorstep. The popular draw at Tenuta Vannulo is the lusciously creamy mozzarella di bufala, a decadence worthy of the gods that were once worshipped in the temples nearby. Read more