Maratea Travel Guide

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Maratea Things to Do

  • The Beach

    Enjoy basking under the mediterranean sun in this part of Italy. The beach line is backdropped by the mountains. A nice sight to behold!

  • Al Centro di Maratea

    The Centro Storico of Maratea or the historical center is not very typical of what you can expect of Italy. It is indeed a small old Italian town with slow-pace of life. During siesta (1-4pm) expect that all the business establishments are closed except perhaps for a few pizzeria and restaurants.The town center is quaint and devoid of any kind of...

  • Statue of the Redeemer atop Mt. Saint...

    The statue of the Redeemer is 22 meters high and have a span of 19 meters wide from arm to arm. This Redeemer is the first in Europe and second in the world after the one in Rio de Janiero. It was idealized by Count Stefano Rivetti and was the promoter of this work. It started in 1963 and was finished in 1965. It was sculted by Prof. Bruno...

  • Artisans and Craftsmen

    This narrow street is found in one of the corners of the historical center of Maratea. Here you can find the local artisans and craftsmen. We found tapestry, paintings and iron works (which Maratea is known for) for sale to tourists as souvenirs. If you are into local crafts, this part of the town center would likely interest you.

  • Maratea from atop Mt. Saint Blaise

    Another fantastic view that you can get atop Mt. St. Blaise is the town of Maratea itself. A big part of the town is concentrated on the base of the mountain. But, certainly, there are a lot of residences, inns and trattoria near the top. For those who prefer to enjoy the panorama of Maratea, I suggest that one can stay a night or two atop Mt. St....

  • The Coast of Maratea

    It is one of the fantastic view that one can get atop Mt. St. Blaise. What you see is what you get. The coast is gifted with a fantastic shoreline with long stretch of beaches with marine-based tourist activities.The Marina of Maratea is a haven for sailors and yacht lovers.

  • Basilica of Saint Blaise

    The church is a Roman-Byzantine structure seems to have been built between 700AD to 1200A.D.On August 10, 1941, it was appointed "Basilica Pontifica" by Pope Pio XII. On Dec. 22, 1991, it was appointed as the church of Diocesan Sanctuary by Msgr. Rocco Talucci. Inside the sanctuary is found the Royal Chapel where the relics of Saint Blaise are...

  • The Maratea Churches

    The best way to explore the Medieval period of Maratea is to visit several churches in the Old Town. There are 21 churches open to the public in Maratea including 11 in the Old Town. They are reach in the multicolored marble, decorative plaster, and colored floors. The 12th church of San Vito, is oldest in Maratea. Nearby, in the Piazza di Santa...

  • Historic Maratea

    It is a great pleasure to explore this picturesque mountain town. The historic center of Maratea lies on the slopes of Monte San Biagio, 623 meters above sea level. The origins of the town is Greek. Its name derived from the Greek word Marathus (fennel) due to the abundance of wild fennel found in the mountains. Virgil tells us that it was here...


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Maratea Restaurants

  • don't miss fish and desserts!

    In october I have spent with my husband two days at the very nice Hotel La Locanda delle Donne Monache in Maratea.The day before our departure ,my husband and me decided to have dinner at theyr Restaurant Il Sacello.Really it is a very special place, romantic ,with a wiew on historical centre of Maratea.....on all the tables were candles.....the...

  • Don't leave Maratea without eating to Il...

    I spent few days with my fiancé in the Hotel La Locanda delle Donne Monache, very romantic with breathtaking views over Maratea's historical centre. La Locanda delle Donne Monache's Restaurant, Il Sacello, was romantic, intimate and welcoming. I ate there every evening! The food was really delicious! The Restaurant combines a creative Mediterranean...

  • Lovely family Italian Restaurant

    When we arrived at our resort, a young woman handed us a business card and we tucked it away for future reference. We looked later and discovered it was a small restaurant just up the hill from the resort so one day we decided to drive up and eat there.We parked on the road and walked down to the restaurant that looked closed. We peeked in the door...

  • An American name but definitely Italian...

    I had noticed an attractive restaurant down the hill from our resort and they had parking so we stopped for lunch and were very glad we did. Prices were reasonable, food was excellent, ambiance down-home Italian, service terrific. Our gentleman waiter spoke no English but managed to understand our Italian.The name of the restaurant is really (in...

  • Pizza Napolitana

    The other food in Camping Maratea is "schifo" (awful in Italian!)... forget about the bar and the other things you can get... BUT, NEVER EVER SNOB the Pizzeria of Camping Maratea. Its' just one of the best that you can have in the entire town!Don't think about the ambience either, it does not matter, the pizzas are just yummy!!! Try the Frufru......

  • Agri-tourism

    The Agri-tourism that we went to near Camping Maratea had a fixed menu for the night which consist of anti-pasto (mainly of pickled vegetable and a variety of cheeses), first plate (usually pasta), second plate (meat) and some salad. Beverage is an additional cost.The ambience was very rural. While having your dinner, you could hear the horses...


Maratea Nightlife

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    by Jeannkelly Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Every night, the resort beside Camping Maratea would have a fireworks show. And if you are in the beach at night with your loved one, it's just so romantic.

    It's one of those things that you can enjoy at night in a quaint town like Maratea and in a camping resort like Camping Maratea.

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Maratea Off The Beaten Path

  • Camping Maratea (Campeggio Maratea)

    The town center of Maratea should just be a side trip. Go to the coast because that is where the real holiday is. Though the beach is not pearly white (oh, not at all!) it's the best that you can get in this town. One thing that is nice though is the panorama that you can have when you are in the beach and when you look at background, you would be...

  • Santa Maria Chapel

    Two hundred meters below the Pianeta Maratea Residence, there is a small whitewashed chapel. To visit it, walk down the private road linking the resort with the beach area. Two – three minutes later you will see the chapel on your right. Wide terrace with clear footpath leads to it. The 19 century chapel is small but pretty.

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  • Fireworks

    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.

  • Old door, windows and roses

    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. 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...

  • The Maratea Beaches

    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,...


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