Listen to the waves and breathe in the pristine natural atmosphere. 
Destination Maratea 

A perfect blend of beauty and history, among the headlands of the Tyrrhenian coast. The gentle sound of the sea, the peaceful woods and forests, and the culinary specialities of traditional Lucanian cuisine make Maratea an unparalleled destination. 

Incredible views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the wild, unblemished Pollino peaks, the awe-inspiring mountain villages in the Dolomiti Lucane. The natural theatre formed by the badlands and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is second in size only to that on Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. A medieval stronghold, trading hub, heart of the community, crossroads of tales and historic relics: Maratea is a place with endless nuances and aspects waiting to be explored. Take a trip through the wonders that have made Italy’s shortest stretch of coastline into one of the most entrancing places in the country.  


The local area, villages and natural environment 

Enjoy the best the local area has to offer thanks to specially crafted experiences. Explore the most eye-catching caves and sweeping coves on the coast in boats and kayaks. Discover the culture and history of Basilicata during food tours and tasting sessions with traditional local products. 

The hotel is in an area with a wealth of natural, architectural and historic treasures for you to explore. Strategically located in the westernmost part of the Lucanian coast, halfway between Campania and Calabria, it’s within easy reach of numerous places of interest, including the Certosa di Padula (a Carthusian monastery) and the archaeological site of Paestum south-east of the Gulf of Salerno, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Numerous types of flora and fauna can be found in the pristine natural environment of the Parco Nazionale del Pollino, a national park that stretches across Basilicata and Calabria, reaching as far as the area near Maratea. The Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta in the blue Tyrrhenian Sea approximately 60 km from the Santavenere Hotel are the only caves in Italy where you can travel along an underground river and explore the remains of a stilt house village dating back to the 2nd millennium BC.