Palazzo Margherita, Italy

A Tryptych

Francis Ford Coppola’s 19th-century Palazzo Margherita, located in a small hilltop town near the Ionian Sea in the unspoiled Basilicata region of southernmost Italy, is described by him as “a dream come true … where the patina of its epoch is preserved.” Bernalda is the town where The Godfather director’s grandfather came from, and Coppola bought the villa […]

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Rome on Two Wheels

Freewheeling on the Tiber

Ted Botha discovers the other way of seeing one of the world’s oldest cities – by bicycle. It’s healthy, cheap, and opens up a whole new world that few others get to see. On the Piazza Mattei ten art students were painting the Fontana delle Tartarughe, a classic fountain sculpted in the 16th century. It […]

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