Palazzo Margherita's "Carpe Diem Packages"
Indulge in cuisine and culture the Italian way at Palazzo Margherita
Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola's luxurious new property located in the Basilicata region of Italy, is proud to offer unique culinary packages that will immerse guests in Italian culture and authentic epicurean delights. Compliment your stay in Bernalda, by experiencing the local food and wine scene with an add-on package option. With three or eight-day itineraries, guests can now experience excursions to local markets, ancient wine cellars, historic sites and specialty restaurants while also having the opportunity to participate in intimate cooking classes and tastings at the property.
The three-day package, starting at €680.00 per person, includes tours of the Sassi of Matera, the ancient cellars in Rionero, the old town of Taranto and the Greek Temple of Hera as well as lunches, dinners and cooking lessons at Palazzo Margherita. The eight-day package, at €1.500,00 per person, includes all of the above as well as breakfast and additional excursions to local farms, markets, museums, local beaches and more. Packages may be modified to accommodate a guest's interests. Prices exclude rates for lodging.
8-Day Package
3-Day Package
8-Day Package
Euro €1.500,00 per person
1st day :
  • Welcome Party and Wine Tasting : Le terre del Primitivo (Primitivo’s lands), red wine DOC from Puglia and Basilicata.
  • Dinner at Palazzo Margherita (Mixed grilled of meat with first courses in Family Style) in our garden
2nd day :
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking class: how to make hand-made pasta with our local flours.
  • Lunch at Palazzo Margherita
  • Visit at the “Cripta of the Original Sin” and Tour in the Sassi of Matera
  • Special Aperitivo among the ancient cisterns in a suggestive atmosphere.
  • Dinner in Matera, in a suggestive traditional Restaurant.
3rd day :
  • Breakfast and the guests prepare the Dinner Menu
  • Beach at the high Salento Coast (around 1 hour far)
  • Lunch at the old island part of Taranto, in a very informal but typical restaurant of fish food: Frisc e mang (like a fish and chips but in a southern Italian way!)
  • Back to the Palazzo and Relaxing time
  • “Mozzarella lesson” at the Aperitivo time
  • Dinner at Palazzo Margherita prepared by the guests
  • “La cucina” in the Italian movie (from our selection of Italian dictionary movie)
4th day:
  • Pocket Breakfast
  • Visit at the little Fish Market in Monopoli (very early in the morning)
  • Beach and Lunch in Polignano a mare
  • Relaxing Time at Palazzo Margherita
  • Visit at the historical center in Bernalda
  • Dinner at Palazzo Margherita
  • Tasting of chocolates and dragées with a selection of our Moscatos
5th day :
  • Visit and lunch at the organic Farm
  • Tour in the Greek ruins: the Hera Temple, the Amphitheatre, the Museum in Metaponto
  • 1st part of the pizza lesson: preparation of the dough with the yeast base
  • Movie in the Salon: Christ stopped at Eboli (from the masterpiece of Carlo Levi on the Lucanian identity)
  • Dinner at the Palazzo
6th day :
  • Breakfast
  • sunbath at the near Ionian beach
  • lunch at Palazzo Margherita
  • Trip to Matera: Palazzo Lanfranchi: Carlo Levi and the modern Museum Musma: Contemporary Sculpture Museum
  • 2nd part of the Pizza lesson “how to prepare the pizza”
7th day:
  • Tour in the Vulture area: Visit at the ancient Cellars (XIII century) in the Albanian town of Rionero
  • Light Lunch and wine tasting at the Cantine del Notaio
  • Tour in the wine-yard with the owner of the cellar to experience the work of season in the country-side
  • Dinner at the Palazzo
8th day :
  • Visit and lunch at the Masseria (rural manor farm)
  • Tour in the Arabic quarter of the village of Tursi and informal Aperitivo sotto il cielo(under the…sky) above the ruins of the Ghost Town of Craco.
  • Dinner at the Palazzo
3-Day Package
€680.00 per person
1st day
  • Visit at the Crypt of the Original Sin,
  • Aperitivo with typical local food at the ancient Court in the Sassi area
  • Lunch in restored cave restaurant in Matera
  • Tour in the Sassi of Matera
  • Dinner at Palazzo Margherita
2nd day
  • Tour in the Vulture area: Visit at the ancient Cellars (XIII century) in the Albanian town of Rionero;
  • Light Lunch and wine tasting in the Cellar
  • Dinner in the family kitchen of Palazzo Margherita in a family style, experiencing the preparation with our Chef.
3rd day
  • Tour of Taranto old town and visit at the market of fish sellers;
  • Lunch in Trattoria on sea channel
  • Visit at the Greek Temple of Hera in Metaponto;
  • Cooking lesson and preparation of the dinner made by guests