Basilicata - Southern Italy

Discover the breathtaking region of Basilicata in Southern Italy, an incredible location for the perfect holiday.  Relax and unwind along the stunning coastlines and stay in the small hill-top town of Bernalda located in the province of Matera, famous for its ancient cave dwellings, dramatic landscapes, and historic houses, Bernalda is relatively unknown outside of Italy.

Miles of white sandy beaches border the Mediterranean. Basilicata is one of a few remaining parts of Italy where the culture, food, and wine remain authentic and untouched by the world.


Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
Important preservation of traditional architectural heritage

The Sassi di Matera is the most extreme expression of the Italian Historical Minor Heritage, marked by rocky caves inhabited until the first years of the fifties. The Sassi (stone settlement) have been turned into 18 romantic boutique bedrooms, simply furnished, candlelit and calming. Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a cultural project born to bring hospitality experience outside the schematics, not classifiable as “stars” and far from any traditional concept of luxury, so much so that the New York Times deemed it one of “the most extraordinary destinations in the world”, the Times “one of the ten most beautiful hotels on the international scene” and the Tatler guide of Condé Nast has included among “the one hundred most beautiful hotels on the planet”. They talk about the luxury of emotions. 

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Palazzo Margherita
5 Star Luxury - Palatial Elegance

Palazzo Margherita is a true 19th century palazzo located in Bernalda – Southern Italy.  Now a boutique hotel owned by Francis Ford Coppola who has completely restored the palazzo along with acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange, creating a luxurious, authentically Italian experience that ushers guests into a private world of palatial comfort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, a courtyard, and a swimming pool, all just steps from a small, bustling town in which the visitor is a friend and neighbour rather than a tourist.

There is a sense of family that distinguishes Palazzo Margherita as one of the most charming small luxury hotels in Italy.

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