"A True 19th Century Palazzo"Bernalda, Matera, Italy
Palazzo Margherita, built in 1892 in Bernalda by the Margherita family, is a true 19th century palazzo. With the town being the birthplace of Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, Francis decided to purchase the palazzo in 2004 and transform it into a small, luxurious Italian boutique hotel. The hotel has been completely restored by Francis Ford Coppola and acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange, creating a luxurious, authentically Italian experience. The Palazzo is one of the most charming small hotels in Italy, styled with tiled floors as well as hand painted fresco ceilings and elegant rooms.