Originally built in 1892, Palazzo Margherita has been lovingly restored by the Coppola family and now operates as a small boutique hotel. Shaded courtyard gardens and Italianate arches lead the way to nine impressive rooms and suites of differing sizes that pay testament to different eras of Italian style. The pared-down Garden Suite and Rooms are reminiscent of an Italian country house, with exposed, cooling stone walls and rustic chic furnishings; while others range from the lavish Italian Suite Four, to Art Deco Suite Seven, Rococo Suite Eight and Tunisian influences in Suite Nine.
Palazzo Margherita is in the little hilltop town of Bernalda, around 20 minutes from the beaches on the Ionian coast and surrounded by agriculture land and open countryside. Both the Basilicata and neighbouring Puglia regions have plenty to explore, including ancient history and a vibrant food and wine culture.
Small groups of adults
Families with older children
Things to do at the property:
Relax in the hotel's beautiful garden
Watch a movie in the screening room
Cool off in the outdoor pool
Enjoy a private yoga or Pilates session with a personal tutor (on request)
Book an in-room massage
Try your hand at Basilicata cookery with the hotel chefs
Enjoy traditional southern Italian dishes or light snacks in a range of locations - romantic garden tables, by the pool, or in the bar or salon
Choose a film from the Italian cinema collection to watch in your room
Things to do nearby:
Cycle tours of the region (bikes are provided by the hotel)
Explore the ancient Greek ruins at Metaponto
Head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera - a beautiful ancient village with primordial cave dwellings
Drive to the coast for your pick of deserted or lively beaches
Trips to markets, wine cellars and speciality restaurants toexplore the region's proud food culture
Play a round at one of the two 18-hole golf courses or various tennis courts nearby
Tour Pollino National Park for beautiful walking trails and wildlife
Nota Bene: The hotel has a strict no-smoking policy with smoking possible only outside the Cinecitta Bar.
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