Maratea

looking down the coastThe Property is in the village of Cersuta on the renowned Costa di Maratea.  This area is famous for its outstandingly beautiful landscape and towns as well as for its delicious food, both seafood and mountain specialities.  There are many good restaurants as well as picturesque cafes and beaches.

 

maratea old townThe Mediaeval hill town of Maratea has lots of fun boutiques as well as two local food markets and good food shops.  It is a pleasure to wander around in and enjoy getting lost in the twisting, often stepped, back streets.  It is famed for its 42 churches but perhaps more fun are the local food and drink specialities such as a delicious liqueur made with wild strawberries picked in the surrounding chestnut woods.

 

christ figureAbove the town the Christ figure stands guard over the ancient church of S Biagio.  This is a well-loved site, particularly at sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

port

 

Beneath the old town, on the sea, the little port, originally a fishing village, is now home to elegant and impressive yachts and "the beautiful people".  They are attracted by the exclusive Santa Venere Hotel, formerly one of the Cipriani group.

 

 

port from the Christ figure

breakfast in the port

 

The port is a charming place for morning coffee, pastries or ice cream or to watch and be part of the evening passegiato with a cold glass of prosecco and then diner in one of the four or five upmarket restaurants dotted around the natural bay that houses the port.