Fabulous boutique hotel in Montelparo, Le Marche
We have been twice to Hotel Leone in Montelparo for dinner but this morning, for the first time, I saw the whole of the hotel. It is a truly delightful boutique hotel created from an old palazzo in the historic centre of Montelparo by Madeline and Tim Jones. Each room has a theme - the Italian Room furnished with lovely antiques left in the old palazzo; the Colonial room - some great furniture bought in Singapore; the African Room and so forth. A number of the rooms have balconies and all have views. The bathrooms, especially the showers, are big! The pool has plenty of room for lounging around and looks out across the rolling green hills. The restaurant has an outdoor eating area, and for those colder months, gather around the stuffa in the bar or settle into one of the cosy sofas in the sitting room in front of the fire.