Capo Casale Hotel
Travel Blogs from Maratea
From Matera we headed 3 hours west to the coast and the town of Maratea (not to be confused with Matera). Maratea refers to a 15 mile stretch of coastline that Basilicata has on Italy’s west coast. We had heard good things about the area and were interested to see it.
Unfortunately, we arrived at the peak of the Italian vacation …
Yesterday left Positano. We took a shuttle to Salerno then picked up a car from Avis. The coast road from Positano to Salerno was truly breathtaking and the driver quite friendly and tried to explain a few sights along the way. Headed south and stopped at some Greek ruins in Paestrum which dated back to BC. Weather a little cold and rainy or we probably would have stayed longer. Took the scenic root to Marina di Camerota. Stopped at Bascillicata and had a late lunch at a little pizzeria. ...
... knuckles up to see the Cristo statue above us and through the village of Maratea. The feat of building this thing where it is blows the mind and converts one's legs to jelly. I have great respect for Italian engineers - not so the kamikaze drivers.
On our drive to Sorrento we called in to Paestrum to view what remains of a 6th century Greek town with forum and agora in pretty good condition. We are in Sorrento ...
... coastal road - SP 18. The sun was shining by the time we got to Amantea. We enjoyed the stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea to our left and the mountains to our right as we drove through Paola, Celtraro, Belvedere Marittimo and Scalea. We left the main road near Praia a Mare and followed the local coast road through Tortora Marina and Maratea before heading on to Sapri. These were absolutely spectacular ...
... up going back to the beach a little disappointed that the guide hadn't taken us there first.
We had a late lunch and the boys share whole baked fish which was pretty tasty. After lunch we headed back for a spot of swimming in the pool, playing table tennis and a last BBQ together. After dinner we celebrated an early birthday for Ethan with a cake that Nathalie had arranged and Ben and Ethan traded birthday presents.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking