Imagine yourself in a characteristic small Italian town surrounded by classy beautiful interiors, delicious food and friendly people. This was my experience staying at Palazzo Donati in the untouched region of Le Marche.
Where is Palazzo Donati??
Palazzo Donati is located in the town of Mercatello sul Metauro (the name is a handful but to put quite simply Mercatello is the name of the town and Metauro is the river). Owned by the Donati family since the 17th century, Palazzo Donati is a great holiday retreat in Le Marche.
Luisa Donati, one of the owners, very kindly hosted me for the 3 days I stayed here. She has a simple mantra- 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. Apart from these retreats, you can simply go to stay in the Palazzo any time of the year and experience the Italian hospitality!
Palazzo Donati is an ancient home that will enthrall you completely! The attention to detail in each part of the house. It is astounding that the house is so old yet so modern from the inside. This is what I love about Italian homes because you never know what you might find inside.
Why Palazzo Donati??
From the colorful wallpapers to the swanky modern kitchen to the exceptionally huge garden, Palazzo Donati is much more than small town Italy. The fresh food, location at the main piazza and accessibility to the best towns in the region are just some of the reasons why you should book Palazzo Donati!!
Palazzo Donati is the best way to experience slow travel.
I’d suggest here’s where you would really 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 and I am fortunate to have spent time with Luisa and her family! If you’d like a similar experience 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! Buon Viaggio!
Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.
Ishita works and lives in Delhi.