- C.da Ogliastro, Maratea - PZ
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Maratea , surrounded by its picturesque coastal and mountain landscapes, and because of the artistic and historical peculiarities of the setting, is one of the main tourist destinations in the region, so as to be known as "the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian".
Maratea enjoys a unique geographical location, nestled between a crystal clear sea outlined by coastline, coves, caves, reefs and shoals and high mountains, where, walking by narrow paths, you can encounter old ruins and remains of castles and towers. The impressive marina and the beautiful coastal beaches, facing one of those emerges the outstanding island of Santo Janni, are definitively worth a visit.
Maratea is also known as "the city of 44 churches" because of the great number of churches, chapels and monasteries, built in different eras and styles, and enriching the remarkable artistic and religious heritage of the setting.
Among those we point out the Basilica, shrine of the patron saint, which is located atop Mount San Biagio, along with the ruins of the ancient town and where you can admire the majesty of the statue of the Redeemer standing above the historical center of Maratea.
After an exciting day of sightseeing let yourself be tempted by the seasonally and locally sourced delicacies such as caciocavallo cheese, mozzarella cheese and salami, all handmade products by the farmers of Massa Brefaro hamlet, also available for sale directly at the hotel.
If you like exploring you'll be spoilt for choice as the convenient position of Maratea will allow you to easily reach many other breathtaking places like the picturesque "manger village" of Rivello; Trecchina, famous for its delicious handmade ice cream and other sweet delicacies made of local chestnuts and walnuts.
Nearby is situated Lagonegro, where, according to a Lucania legend, Lisa Gherardini, aka Mona Lisa, died and was buried in a tomb remained secret. Moreover for the particular environmental and naturalistic interest, due to its glacial origin, we suggest you to visit the lake Laudemio area and treat yourself with few hours of relaxation taking a break in the Latronico thermal baths facilities.
For those who love getting outdoors we suggest the whole area of Sirino Mount where you can experience the most untainted nature and enjoy the views of the famous National Park of Pollino whose emblem is the loricato pine (Pinus heldreichii), very rare species in Italy.
We recommend as well to have a reinvigorating trekking walk along the Lao river, famous for its clear water, its beauty and its length that makes it an ideal location popular with rafting and canoeing enthusiasts.
Just few kilometers away you can reach Padula where you can pay a visit to the beautiful Certosa, considered one of the most distinctive and historical buildings in the world.
And finally, for those keen on the thrill of new adventures, don't miss Castelmezzano and its characteristic "Flight of the Angel" up to 400 m above the sea.
Sea, food, entertainment, sightseeing and loads of activities make Maratea the perfet choice for your dream vacation!