Revisiting Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola’s Italian hideout

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There’s a risk that The Godfather (1972) shall be enjoying within the first-floor salon of Palazzo Margherita while you first arrive – a touch into the household affair that’s the Francis Ford Coppola-owned property, which he acquired to revive in 2004. Very similar to his movie’s narrative, which commences with a marriage earlier than delving into themes of generational previous, the story behind Palazzo Margherita’s life as a boutique lodge begins with Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars’ wedding ceremony on the property in 2011 – marking the completion of its restoration – forward of its public inauguration in 2012. 

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Exterior view at Palazzo Margherita’s Family Bar

Exterior view at Palazzo Margherita’s Household Bar

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Inside Palazzo Margherita

With Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola launched part of Italy’s Basilicata area to the world, revealing a vacation spot largely ignored regardless of its lovely white sand seashores, picturesque mountains, cave dwellings and scenic rocky bays. On a private stage, the American movie director rediscovered his household roots within the distant city of Bernalda, the place his grandfather was born.

Palazzo Margherita’s Courtyard

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Palazzo Margherita’s interior stairs

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Palazzo Margherita’s Interior

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During the last decade, the property has gained a repute as one of many most interesting boutique lodges within the area, being recognised by The Michelin Information for the class of its interiors, by French designer Jacques Grange in collaboration with the Coppola household. The décor options restored marble flooring, hand-painted fresco ceilings and custom-made North African-inspired tiles and furnishings by Grange in honour of Francis’ Tunisian-born grandmother.

Palazzo Margherita’s Garden

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Palazzo Margherita’s Swimming Pool

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The Francis Suite, the biggest of the 9 guestrooms, incorporates a wood-burning fire and a clawfoot bathtub, and the extra female Sofia Suite has leafy murals. Persevering with the household theme, the Roman Suite was created in collaboration with Roman Coppola (son of Francis), whereas the Gia Suite was a present for Francis’ eponymous first granddaughter. All bedrooms on the primary flooring provide views of the primary city sq. and the palazzo’s interior courtyard, whereas the ground-floor rooms speak in confidence to lush greenery.

The Francis Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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The Francis Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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The Sofia Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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The Sofia Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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Notably, Palazzo Margherita boasts some of the well-preserved city gardens in Basilicata. The verdant enclave options mature citrus bushes, aromatic jasmine, bougainvillea, cascading wisteria and towering palms. Throughout summer time, a dark-tiled swimming pool provides a refreshing escape from the warmth. The inner courtyard, which resembles a theatrical stage, is the place, as soon as per week, a feasting desk emerges for communal grigliata (barbecue) dinners among the many urns and vines.

The Gia Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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The Gia Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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The Gia Suite at Palazzo Margherita

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Get pleasure from conventional Lucanian delicacies on the Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante, whereas the Pool Bar dish up plates made with domestically sourced natural substances. The Artwork Deco Bar, adorned with an vintage Murano chandelier, is the proper spot for pre-and post-dinner drinks, exuding an unmistakably Italian environment. As well as, the upstairs salon homes a complete library of basic art-house movies, handpicked by Francis Ford Coppola for night screenings.

Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante at Palazzo Margherita

Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante 

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Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante at Palazzo Margherita

Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante 

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Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante at Palazzo Margherita

Cinecittà Bar-Bistrot Ristorante 

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Coming for 2024

This summer time, the lodge plans to launch its very personal pasta faculty. All company at Palazzo Margherita can have the chance to participate in a complimentary pasta class within the lodge kitchen, guided by a workforce of skilled cooks. They’ll learn to craft conventional handmade native pasta dough, utilizing semolina flour made out of grains cultivated within the close by Pollino Nationwide Park, and an ideal Italian tomato sauce recipe can even be revealed.

Family Bar at Palazzo Margherita

Household Bar at Palazzo Margherita

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Family Bar at Palazzo Margherita

Household Bar at Palazzo Margherita

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Palazzo Margherita is situated at 64 Corso Umberto I in Bernalda MT, thefamilycoppolahideaways.com

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