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Coppola’s Italy for Guests, Not Moviegoers

BESIDES being a filmmaker and a winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola has owned hotels and resorts since the 1980s. With his latest, Palazzo Margherita,, in Bernalda, Italy, he now owns five properties. His first, the Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, was a result of his developing an affinity for the jungle, “as people do,” he said, while filming “Apocalypse Now” in the Philippines 35 years ago.

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