Film director Francis Ford Coppola, who already has hotels in Belize, Guatemala and Argentina, has created a hotel within a 19th century palazzo in the hilltop town of Bernalda - once the home of his grandfather, Agostino Coppola - in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. He and his family have worked with the designer in contributing personal details to individual rooms to create the feel of visiting a private home.
Opened 1 March
Owner Francis Ford Coppola
Designer Jacques Grange
Facilities include Eat-In Kitchen, serving the traditional cooking of Basilicata; Cinecitta bar, teaching kitchen, movie screenings, swimming pool and in-room spa services
Rate from €350 (£295)
Address Corso Umberto 64, 75012 Bernalda (MT), Italy
Telephone 00 39 0835 549060