"Maratea..." Maratea by Jeannkelly

Maratea Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 48 photos

Maratea is an old quaint town in the Province of Potenza, of Basilicata Region in South Italy, is the Region's only way out to the Tyrrheaian Sea with its 30 kilometers or so of coastline in the Gulf of Policastro, between Sapri (Campania Region) and Marina di Tortora (Calabria Region)

Maratea is noted for its diverse and varied terrain, with nice foliage, rocky cliffs and beach line. At present, the coast is dotted with holiday facilities while habitation are mostly found in the town center.

The center of Maratea lies 624 meters above sea level. It is charcterized by Roman-Byzantine-influenced architectures.

In sum, Maratea is one of those old town- Italy that you can visit if one wish discover history, culture, beaches, and your typical Italian summer holiday.

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  • Pros:Camping, beaches, agri-tourism, food, old quaint town...
  • In a nutshell:A small quaint town that is all about Italia!
  • Last visit to Maratea: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Hi Jeann! Very nice page and even nicer photos here :-) I hope to visit Italy again next spring, but for this year I will be visiting Scotland again in summer, very excited! Greetings from the desert dunes of Dubai / Jess ;-)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2006 at 5:31 AM

    looks like another fascinating palce

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2005 at 6:14 AM

    Fascinating tips & stunning photos work so well together in your tips Jeann. Yes I think one must explore the mezzogiorno section of la bella Italia as well as the north. I want to live in Italy for 3 months with my family in a couple of years.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2005 at 3:18 PM

    you have captured the essence of a delightful little village - really enjoyed your fotos. N.


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