Why we like it
- Enjoy a meal at the Cinecitta Bar which spills out into the main street and square
- Dive into the hotel pool for the authentic Roman experience of swimming within a walled garden in the heart of an Italian town
- Head to the beach club on the hotel’s daily shuttle service
- Hire one of the complimentary bikes to visit the local countryside or town
About Palazzo Margherita
Transport yourself back in time at this 19th-century hotel. Palazzo Margherita is a family-owned Italian luxury boutique residence, bought by Francis Ford Coppola in 2004. Keen to showcase the beautiful but largely unknown region, Coppola has created a wonderful retreat.
Situated in the small hilltop town of Bernalda in Basilicata, Palazzo Margherita brings palatial comfort to any holiday. Children are welcomed as Coppola believes their laughter enhances the atmosphere. A stay here is a family-friendly experience at the heart of this beautiful region.
Enjoy time in the swimming pool or walking through the walled gardens with secret pathways and baroque fountain. Choose to eat in one of the three restaurants, order food at the poolside or indeed from the garden grigliata barbecue. When you retire to your suite, relax in space and style.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, also the European Capital of Culture, lies a few kilometres from the hotel and is remarkable for its heritage and culture. Cave dwellings serve as the backdrop for five-star restaurants that serve regional meals. There are also several excellent beaches nearby, as well as a private beach club for the hotel. Sample the freshest of fish here which comes in from the local fisherman just in time for your lunch. If you have time for anything else, the hotel can also organise truffle hunting and olive harvesting.