Luxury hotel Bernalda - Basilicata - Ref: BLD

Located away from the mass tourist flow, in the small town of Bernalda in Basilicata, Palazzo Margherita, with its inner garden and courtyard, is a true islet of peace. The 19th century palazzo retains its original splendour and evocative charm; the appeal of the antique is perfectly matched with a contemporary and stylish decoration. The beautiful Italianate garden, bordered with Mediterranean aromatic herbs, palm and fig trees, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a romantic dinner under the pergola covered with bougainvillea. An exceptional stay and an unforgettable experience in the heart of Basilicata.
Built in 1892 by the Margherita family, the Palazzo was acquired in 2005 by Francis Ford Coppola who transformed it into his private vacation family home.
Bernalda was the birthplace of Francis Ford Coppola grandfather and the affection of his grandfather for Bernalda pushed Francis Ford Coppola to visit Basilicata in the 1960's. Bernalda is one of those places in Italy, largely undiscovered, where the traditions and the gastronomy have remained fully genuine. Here, the tourist is still welcomed as a friend or a neighbour. The ideal location between Matera and Metaponto will give you the opportunity you to discover rock churches, troglodytic grottoes inhabited until the late 1970's (the Sassi of Matera), medieval boroughs, the Lucanian Dolomites, the National Park of the Pollino and the beautiful sandy beaches of the Lucanian coast, just 10km away from the hotel.
Completely restored in collaboration with acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange, the Palazzo offers a luxurious and authentic Italian experience, with vast bedrooms, ornate reception rooms, an inner courtyard opening on a lovely garden and a swimming pool. In keeping with Francis Ford Coppola 's desire to create an environment his children would want to continually return to, the entire family collaborated with Grange in contributing personal details to individual rooms, adding to the special atmosphere of visiting a private home. The interior is styled with tiled floors and hand-painted fresco ceilings with a taste of Moroccan and neoclassical flair. Some of the furniture and finishes were personally designed by Grange. The Palazzo has been fully restored preserving its original character thanks to the savoir-faire of the local craftsmen.
The hotel features a lavish hall also equipped with a quality sound and projection to watch Italian classics or more recent movies; a cozy and intimate bar situated on the 1st floor of the palazzo where one can enjoy pre-cocktail dinners or afternoon tea; an open plan kitchen/dining room where guests can observe the local chefs preparing meals or cooking the bread in the pizza oven, take cooking classes or just share a dinner; and finally the convivial bar "Cinecittà", where locals and guests can meet for a coffee, a light lunch or just watch the passers-by.
The restaurant of the hotel proposes a refined, genuine and regional cuisine. All ingredients used in cooking come from the orchard of the hotel and from local farmers selected for the quality and authenticity of their products. Guests can choose to have dinner in the courtyard or in the garden for a more intimate atmosphere.

7 suites located on the first floor of the palazzo and 2 garden suites, all luxuriously decorated and equipped with elegant Devon & Devon bathrooms with shower or clawfoot bathtub, Loewe 3D Television, Loewe I-pod docking station, air conditioning/heating, minibar, safe and Wi-Fi connection. The Suite "Sophia" is equipped with steam shower. Most of the rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the lovely garden, the inner courtyard or the town's leafy street. You will appreciate the style and character of each suite and the air of timeless glamour decoration.

Key facts

Historic building • Stylish decoration • Refined and convivial atmosphere • Quality regional cuisine • Attentive service • Italianate garden • Private fully equipped beach at 10km

Useful information

12km Metaponto, 33km Craco, 40km Matera, 70km Pollino National Park, 80km Martina Franca, 80km Pietrapertosa
Luxury hotel
Bari - 100km  |   Brindisi - 129km
TV bathroom safe air conditioning WIFI swimming pool (10mX5m) garden private car park restaurant bar free shuttle for the beach private beach cooking classes
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  • • Massages on request
  • • Excursions off the beaten tracks
  • • Hiking
  • • 18 holes golf course and tennis court nearby
  • • Wine tasting
  • • Cooking classes
  • • Yoga or pilates classes
  • • Bicycles
Fares 2020*
Room type Low Season
07/01 to 09/04
14/04 to 30/04
01/11 to 22/12
Mid Season
01/01 to 06/01
10/04 to 13/04
01/05 to 31/05
01/10 to 31/10
23/12 to 05/01
High Season
01/06 to 30/09
Garden Room II
380€ 485€ 560€
Garden Room III
430€ 560€ 640€
Garden Suite I
860€ 1020€ 1170€
Suite Sophia
1340€ 1550€ 1760€
Suite V
1070€ 1240€ 1450€
Suite VI
750€ 960€ 1070€
Suite VII
1130€ 1350€ 1600€
Suite VIII
1070€ 1240€ 1450€
Suite IX
1400€ 1650€ 1850€
Indicative prices   | *Breakfast and one cooking class included for 2 persons   |  2 nights minimum stay in high and mid season  
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