Be a guest at Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Margherita

Your eyes will well up after a visit to the new 9-suite hotel Francis Ford Coppola has opened in his ancestral hometown in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Best known as the Academy Award-winning director of “Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now,” Coppola first came to the town of Bernalda in 1962 and since then it was his absolute desire to share the authenticity of what he calls “the real Italy”. Under his directions, Palazzo Margherita, originally built in 1892, is the most personal of all Coppola Resorts.

palazzo-margherita-francis-ford-coppola-resort-in-italy-o“Running a hotel is like making a movie; it’s all about putting on a show,” Coppola recently told Vogue. Situated in a small hilltop town near the Ionian Sea this former 19th century mansion, houses 9 charming rooms, each decorated with hand-painted fresco ceilings.


Restored marble floors, private courtyards and lush gardens are some of the many elements that will make this holiday spot with it’s homemade italian cuisine and the selection of old Italian movies that the guest can watch nightly in the salon, a location to shoot your own personal romantic movie of your life this autumn. Sounds like a dream, right? Andiamo, let’s go!


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