Ascoli Piceno will always hold a special place in my heart. The place that housed me for 5 weeks. The place where I made great friends. The place where I learned so much, not only in classes, but by experiencing and becoming a part of the culture.
I can bestow some wisdom on future travelers to Ascoli Piceno and Italy:
- Yoghi has the best gelato in Ascoli (maybe even in Italy!). You’ll find it right in Piazza Arringo and you’ll never turn back.
- Trattoria dell’Arengo is the perfect place for your typical and delicious Italian meal. This is where I had the best pasta, the best fried vegetables, and, of course, the best wine.
- No matter if you like olives or not, olive ascolana is a must-try. It is a specialty of Ascoli Piceno. An olive stuffed with meat, breaded, and fried. Unbelievably good.