Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola purchased the Palazzo Margherita in 2004 to transform it into a small, luxurious hotel. The palazzo was built in 1892 by the Margherita family in Bernalda, the birthplace of Agostino Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather, who left Italy in 1904. The hotel is located on the main road of Bernalda, a small innocent town in the still undiscovered region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It has only nine rooms and suites, which were designed by famous French interior designer Jacques Grange. Before the hotel opened in March 2012, Francis’ daughter Sofia Coppola celebrated her wedding here in August 2011. She also brought in Jacques Grange to supervise the renovation and they developed a close cooperation on this family project. As one of the most stylish women in the world, she had a lot of input, such as the beautiful, simple flower decorations throughout the palazzo and the selection of products by Santa Maria Novella. She spent her wedding night in Suite Four, where you will especially find her feminine touch.