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Beach at Tortora on the Tyrrhenian Coast

The sheer cliffs of Aliano

Aerial view of Maratea
, Basilicata
by Jesse Andrews

Doorway in Melfi, Basilicata

Beach lido at Metaponto

Ruin of Greek amphitheatre, Metaponto
The Tavolie Palatine, Metaponto

Bookings: IV Travel

Cersuta (near Maratea)

Apartment for rent

Villa Eco -  The Villa sits on a hill above the seaside immersed in a splendid pinewood by the sea with jaw-dropping views of the Golfo di Policastro.  On a clear day, from the long sunny terrace, guests can see the island of volcanic Mount Stromboli.

Maratea - Cedri Riviera area

Hotel and spa - 5 stars                         'RECOMMENDED'

Hotel Santavenere - sits atop the scenic promontory it is named after, a natural terrace overlooking the sea.  The hotel offers 22 Superior rooms, 9 suites, and 8 junior suites.  All guest rooms are elegantly furnished and equipped.
Hotel and spa - 4 stars                       'RECOMMENDED'

Locanda delle Donne Monache - set in the heart of Maratea's ancient centre and framed by the roofs of the old medieval village.  Features  27 rooms and suites, it is a few steps from the sea and the mountains. La Locanda also has a restaurant, pool and other amenities.
Villa for rent - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 2-4

Casa Benedetta - This delightful 2 bedroom house sits above the coastal area of Basilicata near the beautiful town of Maratea.  A great place to stay while exploring the Cilento to the north and the beach towns of Calabria to the south.
Hotel - 4 star

Villa Cheta Elite - The Hotel Villa Cheta Elite, a splendid and elegant Liberty style villa, is located in the village of Acquafredda Marina, on the tip of Basilicata that touches the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast.  It features all the amenities, restaurant etc

Hotel,  meetings - 3 star superior

Hotel San Diego - Relax in style at this great little hotel in Marina di Maratea.  It has comfortable, air conditioned rooms and all the amenities, including indoor and outdoor pool and beach access.  Dining is superb - featuring Lucanian (Basilicata) cuisine.
Hotel,  meetings - 3 star superior

Hotel La Tana - Set in the midst of beautiful gardens in the South Maratea area, the Hotel Lana has 80 comfortable, well appointed rooms, a wonderful restaurant, pool, children's playground and a host of other fantastic amenities.
Hotel,  meetings - 3 star superior

Hotel Martino - A great hideaway hotel on the cliffs above the Maratea coast line, this small hotel has all the amenities: well-appointed rooms, pool, private beach access, restaurant, bar, spa and more.  The service is always friendly and efficient.
Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Settebello - Sitting just a few meters from the beaches near Maratea Marina, this small hotel has 18 comfortable, air conditioned, well-appointed double and double superior rooms and 5 apartments.  A great base camp for coastal exploration.
Hotel, meetings - 3 star superior

Villa del Mare - Located on the rugged slopes of Basilicata's Tyrrhenian Sea Coast, guests can kick-back and relax at this superior 3 star hotel and enjoy luxurious rooms with great views, taking advantage of a wide-array of great amenities.
Hotel, meetings - 3 star superior

Hotel Villa delle Meraviglie - The design and detail at this hotel, with breathtaking visitas of Maratea's coast makes staying at this hotel a retreat for the senses. Rooms are quiet, air conditioned and well-appointed. Each of the rooms have terraces with pool view.
Hotel - 2 star - superior - *Budget*

Hotel Capo Casale - Housed in a renovated monastery sitting on the hills above Maratea, this 30 room hotel offers good value.  It has great sea views, comfortable rooms, but with many stairs, the Capo Casale will appeal to fit people.
Hotel - 2 star - superior - *Budget*

Hotel Villa degli Aranci - Family run for over 30 years, this lovely little hotel on the mountain slopes above Maratea has artisitic flair and offers great value.  With only 10 rooms, it is an ideal place to stay while exploring coastal Basilicata and Calabria.

Matera area

Hotel - 4 star - "Cave hotel" - *highly recommended*

Hotel Sant'Angelo - Wow!  This is one amazing hotel, located in one amazing town. There are 16 rooms and suites carved into the tufa rock of the "sassi".  Beautifully furnished, air conditioned, quiet, offering a totally unique experience.
Hotel - 4 stars - Relais style
Casa di Lucio - situated in the Sasso Caveoso, one of the two old quarters of the Sassi, in the heart of the city of Matera; the residence is set in a 1600 house built during various periods and renovated in 2001. There are 10 comfortable rooms and one lovely suite.
Hotel - 3 star

Locanda di San Martino - The Locanda radiates outward from the deconsecrated church of San Martino and the street of the same name, through a series of balconies that enjoy a sunny exposition and a wonderful view of the Sasso Barisano.
Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Caveoso - a small, comfortable 3 star hotel, situated near the main square of Matera.  The offers good value and a very central position facilitates the visits to all monuments and the attractions of historical and cultural value present in the city.
Villa for rent - 1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Casa del Grano - The agriturismo is immaculately laid out with lush well-tended lawns and paths linking the various buildings. They make their own olive oil, passata sauce, bottled peppers and artichokes and a variety of local specialities.


Hotel - 4 star   *cooking lessons*

Relais La Fattoria - Sitting on a hill near the ancient city of Melfi, this 4 star hotel is housed in a 700 year old "factory" that has been meticulously restored and transformed into one of the most comfortable hotels in all Basilicata.  Check it out!

Metaponto and Metaponto Lido

Hotel - 4 star 

Relais San Pio - The farm is characterized for the biological productions of fruit and vegetable, for the great green spaces to guests disposition, for the lodgings harmoniously inserted in the area for the inn with dishes of the Mediterranean and typical Lucanian kitchen.
Hotel - 4 star 

Hotel Village Magna Grecia - Located on the long beaches at Metaponto Lido in Basilicata.  The Hotel is a new and well-designed hotel and apartment complex set in a park-like setting a short walk from the sandy beaches. Tons of amenities, good restaurants, private beach etc.

Potenza area

Villa for rent - from USD $1360/week - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Casa dei Ricordi - Located high at 860 metres above sea level, this agriturismo originated from a 12th century Benedictine monastery, and is a haven of peace at altitude. Surrounded by gently sloping fields and ringed by mountains, in a word, it is seclusion.

Scanzano Jonico

Agriturismo, B&B

Agriturismo La Passiflora - This rustic, well-kept farm house has been transformed into a comfortable holiday stay with 7 comfortable, fully furnished and equipped apartments. Each unit features  air conditioning, lounges, kitchens and private bathrooms.