VIDEO: An Undiscovered Gem in Italy: The Le Marche Region

By now, it’s no secret that I fell in love with the little-known region of Le Marche, Italy. I’ve written about the artisans and traditions of Le Marche, and about my authentic Italian experience while staying at Palazzo Donati in Le Marche, but words can only go so far to describe the wonderful the people and places of this undiscovered gem in Italy. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ve created a video that pulls it all together. Enjoy!

Author’s Note: I stayed at Palazzo Donati, located in the tiny market village of Mercatello sul Metauro, while exploring the Le Marche region. The 17th century palace is available to rent for small groups seeking a creative holiday retreat in a small Italian village. Groups are welcome to create their own personalized experiences or book the “Authentic Italian Experience with Luisa – A One Week Holiday in Le Marche.” The program is generally held in April, May, September, and October, however, it will only be confirmed if a minimum of six participants have booked. The price per person for Luisa’s Authentic Italian Experience is €1,600 ($1,819 USD at the time of this writing) based on double occupancy, or €1,850 ($2,103 USD) for single occupancy, all inclusive except for airfare.

Disclosure: 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.

14 thoughts on “VIDEO: An Undiscovered Gem in Italy: The Le Marche Region”

  1. Hi Barbara;
    I just happened upon your blog and immediately noticed Chicago’s bean! I’m a perpetual traveler who is from Chicago and it seems we’re on the same journey. I rented my condo to a young couple for 18 months and took off for Asia (spent 5 weeks in Chiang Mai) at the beginning of Jan. 2017. Now, I’m in the Balkans…. I LOVE this life!

    If you’d like to email me, I’d love to have a conversation with another like minded solo female traveler. I am sure you have wisdom and insights to share beyond your fantastic blog posts. Maybe we are both going to be in the same part of the world and we could share a cuppa!

    Best, Gayle

    • Hi Gayle: Yes, it does seem we have a lot in common. If our schedules ever cross, I’d love to sit down over a long cup of coffee and compare notes. I’ll be back in Chiang Mai starting in early December, through at least February, if you happen to plan a return visit. The rest of this summer and fall is Sweden, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Budapest, Cyprus, and then maybe a return to the Middle East, if it doesn’t erupt.

    • Hi Vera: Our group visited quite a few local towns as we were introduced to the artisans who are preserving the old traditions. The one I missed, and for that reason alone will have to go back, was Urbino.

    • Thanks so much Crystal. There are so many beautiful and interesting places in the world that I often wonder if my list will ever get any shorter!

    • Thanks Libbie! It twook two days to piece it all together, but I’m fairly happy with the way it came out, and I appreciate you sharing with me that you enjoyed it.

  2. Ciao. My family is from the Le Marche area in Italy. How wonderful to have found your blog.
    Have you been to Pesaro? That is where my father was born. I was there as a teenager.
    If you have photos of Pesaro, can yo please post them?
    Any news of the town would be appreciated.
    My family still lives in Pesaro.
    I plan on returning jut one more time.

    • Hi Cindi: Unfortunately, I haven’t been to Pesaro, so have no photos to share. I hope you get to go; it’s a wonderful part of Italy, and of the world.


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