One of the highlights of my Italian holiday in Le Marche, Italy included lessons on how to make Tagliatelle pasta from scratch. The demonstration took place in Palazzo Donati, the magnificent 16th century restored palace where I was staying. Lina often prepares meals for groups staying at the palace. She made the whole process look easy, but it was obvious that there was a lot of work involved. Just kneading the dough was a workout, and rolling it out on the marble table until it was razor thin, took true talent. But as you can see, Lina loves what she does. Her joy absolutely bubbled over as she showed us the tricks of her trade.
The pasta-making session was just one of many authentic Italian experiences during my stay at Palazzo Donatti. The enormous old mansion is available for group rental, and the Donati family is happy to arrange any number of such activities for their guests. Weddings, corporate meetings, family reunions, workshops, and retreats are all welcome to book the facility. Best of all, Palazzo Donati is located in the tiny village of Mercatello sul Metauro, where the locals are warm and welcoming and happy to share their knowledge of the area.
Author’s note: I was a guest of Palazzo Donati during my stay in Le Marche, Italy. However, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.