Most people know him for his films, but the man behind "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" also owns several amazing hotels (and has his own winery and line of pastas, sauces, and other goodies—a Renaissance man for real). He's got properties in Belize, Guatemala, and New Orleans, and just opened another gem in southern Italy.
You'll find the Palazzo Margherita in the village of Bernalda, which was actually the birthplace of his grandfather (a hop, skip, and jump from the Ionian Sea). Originally built in the 19th century, the hotel's got nine rooms with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and clawfoot tubs; a lush and lovely walled garden, complete with pool; and a restaurant so welcoming it's dubbed the Eat-In Kitchen, and hosts daily cooking classes. Rates start at around $526. Trust me, it'll be amore at first sight.