Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

Imagine yourself in a characteristic small Italian town surrounded by friendly locals, beautiful churches, old palazzi and delicious food. This was my exact experience staying at Palazzo Donati in the untouched region of Le Marche. Palazzo Donati is perfect to experience Italia’s small town life.

Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

Where is Palazzo Donati??

Palazzo Donati is located in the town of Mercatello sul Metauro in Le Marche.

Owned by the Donati family since the 17th century, it is a great holiday retreat for all Italophiles. Luisa Donati, one of the owners, very kindly hosted me for 3 days. Her mantra is simple- to provide exceptional quality services to her guests. And how well she does!

Every year Luisa and her family host unusual retreats for guests to welcome them in her ancestor’s beautiful home. For instance, she regularly has a Creative Writing Week, Luxury Knitting Week and even an International Opera Experience! There are many more that can be found here.

Aside from these retreats, one can simply book a stay in the Palazzo any time of the year to experience true Italian hospitality!


Palazzo Donati


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(Pic Credits: Palazzo Donati)

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Why Choose Palazzo Donati??

Palazzo Donati is the best way to experience slow travel in an off the beaten Italian village.

The Palazzo is absolutely stunning, comfortable and well maintained. It is equipped with the comforts of a modern home despite being centuries old. 

Furthermore, here you can experience the best of Italy, far from the crowds. It is possible to enjoy your morning coffee as the bell tower chimes every hour. The local Bar is literally 15 steps away (yes I counted!!). 


Living away from the crowds was a treat in Palazzo Donati. I am fortunate to have spent time with Luisa and her family! To experience Palazzo Donati with Luisa and her family, use my PromoCode “ITALOPHILIAMARCHE” and get 10% off on your booking at Palazzo Donati!!

I would love for you to see and experience a great holiday in Le Marche like I did.


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