Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

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, this year she is having a Creative Writing Week, Luxury Knitting Week and International Opera Experience. There are many more that can be found here. Apart from these, you can simply go to stay in the Palazzo any time of the year!

Palazzo Donati in Le Marche
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Palazzo Donati in Le Marche (Pic Credits: Palazzo Donati)

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Palazzo Donati in Le Marche (Pic Credits: Palazzo Donati)
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Palazzo Donati in Le Marche (Pic Credits: Palazzo Donati)

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Why Palazzo Donati??

From the colorful wallpaper 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.

Enjoy your morning coffee with an epic view from your bedroom as the bell tower chimes every hour. The local Bar is literally 15 steps away (yes I counted). Palazzo Donati is an ancient home that will enthrall you completely! Don’t miss 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.

Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

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Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

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Living away from the crowds was a treat at Palazzo Donati and I am fortunate to have spent time with Luisa and her family! There will be more on my experience on small town Italy with Palazzo Donati in the coming posts.

If you would like to book an individual or group 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!


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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.

20 thoughts on “Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

  1. Wow! I love this place, that garden is amazing, and to be in the same family since the 17th century…that is so cool. Yet another location to add to the bucket list. 🙂

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