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The main Piazza of Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy, where I spent an idyllic holiday at the 16th century Palazzo Donati

The main Piazza of Mercatello sul Metauro, in the Le Marche region of Italy. I spent an idyllic few days here, wandering the commune and meeting the locals who gathered every...

Ancient stone buildings mingle with brightly painted facades in the commune of Mercatello sul Metauro in the Le Marche province of Italy

Ancient stone buildings mingle with brightly painted facades in the village of Mercatello sul Metauro in the Le Marche province of Italy. Located about 62 miles west of Ancona, the tiny...

Beautiful countrysie of the Metauro River Valley in the virtually unknown Le Marche region of Italy

The virtually unknown Le Marche region of Italy offers splendid scenery that rivals anything found in the more popular province of Tuscany. I found this picture-postcard view in the Metauro River...

My Italian experience in Le Marche, Italy, included lessons on how to make Tagliatelle pasta from scratch at the magnificent 16th century Palazzo Donati

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...

Sitting Room at Palazzo Donati in Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy. The palace is guaranteed to provide an authentic Italian experience for travelers seeking to avoid hordes of tourists

I scanned the equipment on the table in front of me with more than a little trepidation. Slicers, dicers, chef’s knives, and immersion blenders waited patiently to be placed in the...

Every lane offers postcard perfect views in the tiny village of Mercatello sul Metauro, located in the eastern province of Le Marche

Every lane offers postcard perfect views in the tiny village of Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy, located in the northeastern province of Le Marche. As I wandered the main piazza of Mercatello...