Favorite thing: Fireworks are endless in Maratea summer especially in some beach resorts. It's a nice show to watch on near the beach at night. It made me feel how summer could be so fantastic in this lovely and quaint little town of Maratea.
I just couldn't help it but to take a snap of this very antiquated part of an old building in the old center of Maratea. I pressumed this is a residential building because of how it is being kept, with the roses and all.
Fondest memory: Maratea is such an old quaint town. Yes, old but definitely not far behind the rest of the modern world. It's all complete with everything, what you can get from the big cities (I mean the amenities).
The Centro Antica of Maratea is where you can find one of the oldest street and the oldest constructions in the area wcich up to now are still in the best use of what they were intended for a long time ago.
Take for instance the little churches (there happens to be 3 in one street, pardon me for not remembering the name of the street, but I guess its the oldest street in the town center). The churches dates back to the 7th century and up to now, they are still being used as churches.
Below the Pianeta Marate resort , a sparkling, clear sea gently laps the pebble beaches (3km). Two free shuttle buses connect the resort with the beaches. Courtesy buses run from the residence every 30 minutes or so, excluding lunch time break (8:30, 8:50, 9:10, 9:30, 9:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:30, 12:50, 13:10, 15:25, 16:10, 16:40, 17:20, 18:00, 18:40). Shuttle takes steep private road, arrives at the beach area 15 minutes later and returns after 5 minutes stop. Remember, you are in Italy not Switzerland and do not expect that a driver will follow the schedule. There is one public beach – Macarro - and three private ones.
Fondest memory: The beaches around Maratea are the best - secluded little coves and crystal clear water. Carry your own beach supplies if possible, as this public beach is expensive, renting umbrellas and lounge chairs for up to 10 Euro an hour! Another option is to spend a day at a private beach (for example, Ilicini) paying 6 Euro per person for a day.