Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Francis Ford Coppola's Palazzo Margherita

Nestled away in the small hilltop town of Bernalda in southern Italy you will find Palazzo Margherita, the hotel that director Francis Ford Coppola bought in 2004 and has now transformed into a cosy, luxurious hotel. Coppola believed that it was a crime that people did not know about this beautiful area, famous for its ancient caves, historic houses, and pristine white-sand beaches, so with this he hopes he can help make a name for the town.

Coppola worked alongside the acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange to re-fit the hotel, creating an authentic Italian atmosphere with tiled floors (made from original marble) and Moroccan and Baroque-inspired hand-painted fresco ceilings.