The Tyrrhenian Pearl
Tours stopping in Maratea
Beaches set between promontories, clear waters and lush vegetation, recall total relaxation, Maratea stands in a panoramic position, on one of the most striking stretches of the Gulf of Policastro, in Basilicata.
Perched on Mount San Biagio, the city overlooks a magnificent stretch of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is a popular destination for those who want a holiday of sea, relaxation, culture and Italian flavors.
In the ancient core of the historic center of Maratea, the medieval system still survives with narrow streets and important buildings, artistic and architectural remains.
Maratea is also known as the city of the 44 churches, for the numerous religious buildings, chapels, monasteries, caves and hermitages scattered all over the territory, all embellished with splendid works of art and all open to visitors: starting from the Church of San Vito of the eleventh century, one of the oldest. Then there is the Basilica of San Biagio, dedicated to the Patron Saint and built on top of Mount San Biagio, where there are the remains of the ancient Maratea. To visit also the Church of the Immaculate, adorned with precious frescoes, the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Church of the Madonna degli Ulivi.
Interesting also the cave of the Angel, hidden between the clearing on Monte San Biagio. Considered by many the residence of a hermit, for the tradition of Maratea it was the first place of Christian worship in the area.
Moreover, the whole area of Maratea has a great naturalistic value and the beaches are one of the most appreciated by bathers: there are many, in fact, from those accessible only by sea, isolated and surrounded by wild nature to those equipped and welcome to tourists who seek comfort as well as relaxation.
Maratea also offers a lot to scuba diving enthusiasts: beautiful and uncontaminated sea beds where an extraordinary variety of fauna lives.