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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Turtle Inn, Belize

The Beach Where the Coppolas Built

Who They Are They are The Coppolas! Less than a year after Francis and Eleanor Coppola acquired this beachside refuge in 2001, it was swept out to sea by the forces of Hurricane Iris. A two-year reclamation project ended with Turtle Inn, a magnificent resort that is consistently ranked among the best in Central and […]

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Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

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Who They Are Blancaneaux Lodge was opened in 1993 by the movie director Francis Coppola and his wife Eleanor, and it now forms part of Coppola Resorts. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux is a 20-room resort where the spectacular Privassion Creek waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. […]

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