Situated within a small hilltop town in Basilicata, Southern Italy, the Palazzo Margerhita retains a sense of genuine historical culture, offering a private and exclusive insight into traditional Italian interior design. Combined with the dramatic landscapes that the province of Matera is famous for, the Palazzo Margerhita combines interior design, architecture and scenery in an enviable panorama. The remote town of Basilicata remains largely undiscovered, which allows for a certain atmosphere of days-gone-by and a nostalgic, traditional essence.
A true 19th century palazzo, the Palazzo Margerhita boasts a rich history; built in 1892 and then purchased by Francis Ford Coppola, his wish to share the region with visitors resulted in the desire to transform the palazzo into a small, boutique hotel, complete with an enviable collection of furniture pieces.
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Inviting guests into palatial comfort, unrivalled luxury and tranquil surrounds, the Palazzo Margerhita presents true Italian style. Hand-painted fresco ceilings and custom designed furniture meet restored marble flooring for an ambiance of time-honoured sensibilities, complete with details sympathetic to the antiquity of the original architecture.