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MARATEA – THE PEARL OF THE TYRRHENIAN SEA

Maratea is a picturesque hill village that is located high above the sea on the southern Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, in the Basilicata region. The city and its surroundings are an astounding destination with an impressive, and abrupt wooded slopes, with dazzling glimpses of the turquoise sea waters through a sharp pass, and towering bare-ridged mountains that stretch inland. The area that encircles the town includes an array of little but picturesque beaches, a marina and a hill that is crowned by a colossal statue of Jesus Christ, an iconic masterpiece of the place. The city is a unique town on the Tyrrhenian coastline pregnant with beautiful landscapes and a coastline, so much so that the place is called "the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian".

The entire area is lush green as well as dramatic, with a coastal road (that is even narrower than the iniquitous Amalfi Coast road!) which dips and then winds past the steep cliffs and a series of pocket-size beaches that dot the gleaming Golfo di Policastro.

The place is packed with 44 churches. Some of the most important among them are the Basilica of Saint Blaise, Churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, Saint Vitus, Holy Annunciation, Our Lady of Sorrows, Mary Immaculate, Calvary, Saint Anthony, Saint Anne, Saint Francis of Paola, Rosary, Mary of Lourdes, and quite a few more.

Other places that are worth visiting include the little hamlets that offer absolute serenity and tranquility. The villages of the commune include Acquafredda, Cersuta, Fiumicello-Santavenere, Porto, Marina, Castrocucco, Santa Caterina, Massa, and Bréfaro.

There is also a small museum known as Museo Comunale in Maratea, although the museum does not remain open like other museums regularly throughout the year. It is opened on request that can be lodged through the hotels in advance. There is also a desolate looking island called Isola, which is close to the coast, close to Maratea.

The most famous annual event that takes place in Maratea is the celebrations for San Biagio. The celebration is held during the May every year. Also, another set of summer programs takes place during the month of May, which include jazz concerts and tasting sessions of local cuisines.

When it comes to visiting Maratea, there is a rail line that touches the city en route from Naples to Reggio di Calabria. The railway station, which is located on a rare level ground with the tracks emerging from the darkness of a tunnel.

Apart from the rail link, there is a local bus service that connects the city with Fiumicello, Maratea Porto as well as Castrocucco.

The central bus stop of Maratea is located on the curve of Piazza Vitolo, where the timings of the service are printed at the stop. There are two other bus routes, with one of them reaching Acquafredda. However, buses on these routes run occasionally and are rarely available at the hour of need.
The nearest airports to Maratea are Lamezia Terme, Napoli-Capodichino and Salerno-Pontecagnano.

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Cilento, the land of sweet hills facing the Tyrrhenian Sea
Cilento, the land of sweet hills facing the Tyrrhenian Sea
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Gargano peninsula – the buttress of Italy
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PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN MARATEA

LAST PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN MARATEA AND SURROUNDINGS

VILLA
HABITABLE
4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 180m2
Acquafredda | Basilicata region
Distance: 5km
VILLA
NEEDS COSMETIC WORK
4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 150m2
San Nicola Arcella | Calabria region
Distance: 18km
APARTMENT
HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 140m2
Potenza | Basilicata region
Distance: 72km
VILLA
RESTORED
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 200m2
San Marco di Castellabate | Campania region
Distance: 72km
COUNTRY HOUSE
NEEDS RESTORATION
1 bedrooms | 1 baths
Agropoli | Campania region
Distance: 73km
COUNTRY HOUSE
RESTORED
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 228m2
Castellabate | Campania region
Distance: 74km
TOWNHOUSE
RESTORED
2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 161m2
Vietri sul Mare | Campania region
Distance: 113km
COUNTRY HOUSE
NEW CONSTRUCTION
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 40m2
Ravello | Campania region
Distance: 118km
HISTORIC PROPERTY
NEEDS RESTORATION
20 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1100m2
Castellaneta | Apulia region
Distance: 125km
COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
10 bedrooms | 3 baths | 400m2
San Leonardo di Cutro | Calabria region
Distance: 159km
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HABITABLE
8 bedrooms | 4 baths | 460m2
Soverato | Calabria region
Distance: 162km
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HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 130m2
Busso | Molise region
Distance: 199km

PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN BASILICATA

FEATURED PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN MARATEA

295,000 €
Seaview villa with terrace only 1 km from the beach near Maratea, Basilicata

Villa with panoramic terrace and fantastic view over the sea for sale in Acquafredda, a beautiful village near the famous…

VILLA | HABITABLE
4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 180m2
Acquafredda | Basilicata region
220,000 €
Apartement in the historic center of Potenza, Basilicata

Flat square, 140mq, 7 floor with a lift in the historic center of Potenza, with a stunning panoramic view of…

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3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 140m2
Potenza | Basilicata region