Palazzo Margherita, is a little luxury hotel in Italy, situated in Bernalda, a small hilltop town in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. While the neighboring region of Puglia has become popular with tourists, Basilicata is largely undiscovered—one of a few remaining parts of Italy where the culture, food, and wine remain authentic and untouched by the world beyond. The townspeople offer a genuine hospitality that makes every visitor feel more like a friend or neighbor than a tourist. It is said that anyone who visits Bernalda cannot resist returning.
Where: Bernalda is a small hilltop town in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. Located in the province of Matera and just ten minutes from the coast, where miles of white sand beaches border the Mediterranean.
Fact: The town is famous for its ancient cave dwellings, dramatic landscapes, and historic houses.
Language: Italian is the official language.
Foodie: In the Palazzo's large, welcoming kitchen, guests can experience firsthand the traditional cooking of Basilicata. For keen cooks, their local chefs give daily, hands-on classes demonstrating how to prepare typical regional dishes.
Activities/Attractions: Hiking, Biking, Pool, Sightseeing/Town Tours, Olive Harvest, Truffle Hunting, Culinary Class/Experience.