Palazzo Leone

Montelparo, Fermo

Come for the serene views, the beautiful meals and the music festivals in summer. Madeline’s village hotel is a treat for all the senses...


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


The owners have poured love and soul into this beautiful hotel – and it shows. There are fabulous views over the Marchegiana countryside to the Adriatic Sea, and the pretty courtyard garden that overlooks the pool is idyllic… the cool, relaxing atmosphere is most refreshing on a hot summer’s day. Inside, you’ll find a unique blend of cultures and styles, from 15th-century features to Art Deco furniture. Bedrooms are boutique in style, but intimate, and with personal touches. There’s even a collection of novels to pore over, and restored antique furniture here and there to complete the effect. The en suite bathrooms are shiny-new with elegant cream tiles and fragrant bath products, and after you’ve scrubbed up, you can look forward to dinner, cooked by chef-patron Tim. Ingredients are fresh and local, recipes are too – along with a few far-flung eastern numbers. What’s more, a wood-fired oven and a local chef are to hand for pizza lovers! If you manage to tear yourself away from this blissful spot, there are guided walks, music festivals and local food markets to keep you busy all summer long.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
6 January - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Full-board €45, half-board €35 per person.


Nightly price
from €125
Extra bed/sofabed available €40 per person per night.
1 Suite for 4
From €250
2 Twins
From €150
4 Doubles
From €175
1 Suite for 2
From €200
1 Apartment for 4
From €125


It's probably the best small hotel we have ever stayed in. A great and well equipped room with glorious views, Swiss cleanliness, and excellent food. They were great hosts too.

Richard, Truro

We visited here on our 8 day 'Secret Tour' of Italy, following in the footsteps of Alex Pollitzi, and have to say that this is of the villages and Hotels that we would happily return to. We loved the views, the rustic charm of Montelparo and the luxury of Hotel Leone. Tim and Madeleine are excellent hosts, there are many special touches much appreciated by British guests, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary water and fruit. It was like staying in a luxury home from home boutique House party venue. We ate here and the choice and quality of dishes were superb, cooked by Tim.

Debbie, St albans

We loved this place. Tim & Madeline have gone the extra mile to make their guests feel very comfortably 'at home'. Our room was large and had a generously stocked minibar, complimentary fruit bowl & cookies, luxurious bathroom and a supremely comfortable bed. We couldn't fault it. Tim's cooking is innovative and delicious - we ate in both nights. And finally, Hotel Leone's situation for exploring the heart of the Marche region is perfect, close enough to the coast and principal towns of interest, and set amidst scenery of unrivalled hillside & mountain beauty. It's a Must Go!

Sarah, Long melford, sudbury, suffolk

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Madeline & Tim Jones

  • Why not rent our amazing boutique hotel exclusively? Whether you're celebrating something special, having a get together with friends or a family reunion we can create the perfect tailor-made experience!
  • Open Air Opera: the Sferisterio, the famous open air opera house in Macerata completed in 1829, each summer is home to some of the best opera in Italy
  • If you like to get out walking in the Italian countryside and see wildflowers and wildlife we have several options to help you explore the majestic Sibillini National Park and its surrounding areas. Self guided and 1-week fully guided holidays available.
  • Festas & Palios: From Spring until Christmas villages throughout the region host outdoor festas: celebrations, games, concerts and dancing. Visitors also get the chance to sample local produce, food and wines at these festas
  • Ascoli Piceno has the stunning Piazza del Popolo, one of the prettiest squares in Italy, art galleries and museums; Fermo has underground Roman cisterns built between AD40 and 50; Macerata is home to a unique open-air theatre and universities
  • Outlet shopping - The region is renowned for great bargains at its fashion outlets and produces some of the finest shoes, bags and leather goods e.g. Prada, La Perla, Tods, Armani to name but a few