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Palazzo Margherita,

“A charming hotel in a historic palace, Palazzo Margherita with its magical gardens, charming atmosphere and comforts is the ideal place to discover one of Italy’s hidden gems”






Boutique Hotel


from €310 per night

Hosted in a 19th century historical villa in the town of Bernalda and later transformed in a boutique hotel by The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, Palazzo Margherita is a charming luxury hotel nestled in one of Italy’s hidden gems and just a short drive from picturesque Matera.

Strategically located, this luxury hotel allows daily trips to explore Matera’s celebrated Sassi as well as the coastal region of Puglia, and it offers a daily shuttle service to the local beach. The hotel outdoors features charming gardens, a cosy courtyard and an elegant swimming pool. Evenings will be delighted by tasty dinners in the hotel’s eat-in kitchen with local chefs also arranging cooking classes. The hotel has three cafes: Cinecittà Bar that is a traditional café and pizzeria on Bernalda's main street, Family bar, a private bar and dining spot exclusive for hotel guests, and a pool-side bar.

This luxury boutique hotel in Basilicata hosts 9 rooms and suites finely restored and decorated to the highest standards with the finest materials. The property is still used as a holiday home by the Coppolas and it retains the feeling of a well-loved family home.

The Details


Bernalda, Basilicata

Close to Matera, Ioanian Sea coast and Altamura


Rooms & Suites


Wifi & Safe


In-room spa treatment


Cafes and restaurant

Eat-in kitchen

Swimming pool

Historic garden


Fitness classes on request

Seaside shuttle service


A property that feels more like a glamorous family home than a hotel, perfect base for a romantic and luxurious stay in one of Italy’s most undiscovered regions.

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Palazzo Margherita, Bernalda

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The Location

Villa Margherita is located in the town of Bernalda, in Basilicata, between the ancient cities of Metapontum and Mater. The area is off-the-beaten-path although rich in history and culture and conveniently located to explore the coastal region of Puglia.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Matera
Taste some of the best Italian Gelato
Sail along the Ionian Coast

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