Corso Umberto 6475012 Bernalda, Italy
Palazzo Margherita is located in the small, bustling town of Bernalda where the visitor is considered a friend and neighbor, rather than a tourist. The town of Bernalda, which is located in southern Italy’s Basilicata region, is largely undiscovered and is one of the few remaining areas of Italy where the culture, food and wine remain authentic and untouched by the world beyond.
A restored 19th century villa, each of Palazzo Margherita’s nine guestrooms and suites are designed with magnificent attention to detail. Rooms are individually appointed and decorated with exotic tiles, furniture, hand-painted fresco ceilings and restored marble floors. Many feature large terraces and/or Juliette balconies with views of the garden or town square.
The options are endless when it comes to food & wine. The property offers delicious and authentic regional cuisine using age-old recipes from local cooks and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Guests can participate in daily cooking lessons on Basilicata’s regional cuisine in the large eat-in kitchen. The resort’s wine cellar features the best vintages from the local Magna Grecia area. And then there is the Cinecetta Bar, a traditional café and pizzeria that spills out onto Bernalda’s main street and town square, perfect for people watching.
While the physical structure is breathtaking, it is the service of the staff that will ensure guests a memorable stay. Rossella De Fillippo, the resort’s General Manager, personally greets each guest and curates a custom tailored experience.
Italian cooking lessons, wine tastings, bike rides in the region, a visit to the local town of Matera are just a few of the many experiences cultivated at Palazzo Margherita.
Plan excursions ahead of time with our Concierge to get access to our preferred local guides
Enjoy a private romantic dinner prepared by Chef Tommaso by our organic garden
Explore Bernalda by bike (available complimentary to hotel guests)
"If you’re looking for an authentic, under-the-radar, but over-the-top experience, Palazzo Margherita should be on everyone’s bucket list. Each of the 9 rooms in this 18th century palazzo are different in design, but the common denominator is elegant luxury. This is a very magical place for the most discerning traveler!"
- Jody Bear, Bear & Bear Travel
Jody's tip: "One of the many local experiences is visiting a masseria (ancient working farm) where you can participate in the harvest or learn to make focaccia."