Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Divine Frances Ford Coppola & His Creations + GIVEAWAY WINNER, Allegra Smith

Palazzo Margherita

Palazzo Margherita is situated in Bernalda, a small hilltop town near the Ionian Sea in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. Located in the province of Matera, which is famous for its ancient cave dwellings, historic houses and unspoiled villages, Bernalda is relatively unknown to tourists. It is just twenty minutes from numerous pristine, white-sand beaches; one can choose between quiet seclusion or beach-club action and shoreside tavernas. While the nearby region of Puglia has become popular for sightseeing, Bernalda is one of a few beautiful towns where the food and wine have remained authentic and untouched by mass tourism. The townspeople welcome visitors with a genuine hospitality that makes every guest feel like a local.
Palazzo Margherita

In Room

they offer cooking classes right in their own state-of-the-art kitchen,
this alone is worth the visit, I think.

Suite 4 call Sofia for his daughter

I urge anyone who wants to experience 5-Star Service in a
calm, serene location to visit the website for this
beautiful jewel box of a hotel,

it's a beautiful website, so take time to scroll all the way through it,
and see the major articles about his restoration of this old villa and
the painstaking work involved.

those of you who read my blog often know I absolutely love his
SOFIA (champagne) Sparkling Wine
made in California,
it's under $20 bottle and compares with the great ones.

this is the only champagne I serve at home, and because of it's
unique packaging and the price point I can also send home a bottle with
guests who really enjoyed finding it in our bar.

doesn't hurt that all of this is Italian-related either, does it?

more ITALY travels coming soon,
along with some outfits,
and skin-care products I love.

in Fashion Necklaces & Fashion Bracelets
going on now on our website, 
reachable via the clickable icon at top right

Allegra Smith, you won the earring giveaway,
please email us with your mailing address,



  1. Hi Marsha...I would LOVE to visit Palazzo Margherita - it looks gorgeous! And, I also love Sofia sparkling wine - I am not sure if it is the taste or the presentation, but it is my favorite of the not too crazy expensive sparkling wines. I am very much looking forward to the rest of your Italy know how much I love Italy! xoxo

    1. Sandy, we are so alike. It is always a pleasure hearing from you!

  2. Marsha,
    How exqusitely gorgeous is this place..... Oh my Godness!
    I want make a note about it in my dreamy vacationplaces book:)))
    I kept all these images by my PC,looks as a Little Paradise!

    Sending to you summer hugs,my dear friend...

  3. Marsha I always enjoy these fabulous travel finds you share. This one has taken my breathe away!!! ... And thanks for sharing about the champagne will definitely check it out. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  4. I love that hotel, congratulations to Allegra, great give away!

  5. Marsha, this is a wonderful find. I love Francis Ford Coppola, and Sophia champagne. In fact I just gave a few bottles of that to a friend who purchased a new house. It is delicious.

    Thanks for sharing your find!

  6. I need to go there!

    Thank you for my beautiful necklace! My favorite! It is gorgeous!


  7. Wow!! I love the last picture!! it is so beautiful !! thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!


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