The Italian American movie maker Francis Ford Coppola, found his roots on his grandfather’s land, at Bernalda, in the small province of Basilicata, in the south of Italy. His house, an Italian palace restored in the 19th century, has 9 rooms in the heart of the city nicknamed “Bella Bernalda”, rearranged by the interior decorator Jacques Grange who created here an unexpected style mixing elegant splendour and smart Bohemia. The old family house welcomes gourmets with the Italian gastronomy and wines connoisseurs, either for a lengthy summer stay or for a short spring break. Aside from the proximity with the golf and the Ionian Sea beaches, the region’s ruins, the Sassi grottos ad the perched village of Matera are part of the inescapable attractions. The retro style bistro Cinecitta and the projection room with more than 300 movies available, adds a convivial touch to this beautiful family house which we can’t get bored off.