Maratea is the only town of Basilicata on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It has approximately 32 km of rocky coastline, with more than twenty beaches. One of the main characteristics of Maratea is the variety of its landscapes, varying from breath-taking sea views to wooded hillsides and majestic mountains which sweep down to the sea creating steep cliffs.
The Grotta di Maratea, or the Cave of Wonders, was discovered in 1929 by men building the Highway 18 from Calabrie.
The centre of the town (called Maratea Borgo, meaning "Maratea's Old Town") is situated on the northern slopes of Mount San Biagio; other villages in the comune include Acquafredda, Cersuta, Fiumicello, Porto, Marina, Castrocucco (situated on the coast), Castello, Santa Caterina, Massa and Brefaro (situated on the overlooking hills).
The principal vegetation comprises oaks, pines, rosemary, holm oaks, carob trees and wild fennel.
Mount San Biagio and the coast.
Maratea has a small harbour, which can accommodate up to 200 boats.
|La Secca di Castrocucco||Black Sand Beach|
|Fiumicello Beach||Porto Turistico di Maratea|
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|Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport (QSR) 98.6 km|
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