This past weekend I took note that Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation), genius film director daughter of genius film director father Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, all three of them), was marrying her long-time partner, and father of their two young children, Thomas Mars at the family’s palazzo in Bernaldo in Basilicata on the sleepy Ioanian coast of Italy. Intent on learning more about Bernalda, I clicked around and to my surprise and delight discovered what could possibly be the absolute coolest website devoted to Italy, at least in English: UrbanItaly.it. Launched earlier this year by Mikaela Bandini, a design/travel/scout, the site covers culture, food, hospitality, personalities. It’s something you should definitely check out if you are planning a trip to Italy or simply dreaming about taking a trip to Italy. This is a site that’s got its pulse on some of the neatest trends in Italy, from chefs to stores to book cafes.
As for those Coppolas, they reportedly are turning their family palazzo, Palazza Margherita, into a 5-star luxury hotel.
And don’t forget, Tour Italy Now does weddings in Italy! Click HERE for information.
Yours in celebrating Italy,