Palazzo Margherita: An Idyllic Getaway

Built in 1892 by the Margherita Family in Bernalda, Palazzo Margherita is a genuine 19th century palazzo. The town was the birthplace and home to Agostino Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, who always referred to it affectionately as Bernalda bella. Francis purchased the Palazzo in 2004 to transform it into a luxurious boutique hotel – and to present this undiscovered small town in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy to visitors from around the world.

There are only are nine bedrooms – seven large suites and two garden rooms. Each is like an individual work of art with different design themes and colour schemes. In the evenings, the Palazzo’s salon becomes a private screening theatre where guests can enjoy one of Francis’s personally-curated collection of 300 classic Italian films and documentaries.

For those looking for a weekend getaway involving some fine Italian wine&dine experience, tea times in the magic gardens, evenings of films.. and romance, this is for you.

Lights, camera, action.




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