ABOVE: Aerial view of the Santavenere Hotel in
Fiumicello di Maratea, Italy.
Location and layout
The Santavenere Hotel is in Fiumicello, a 10-minute ride from
the historic center of Maratea in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. (See
article.) The town's yacht and fishing harbor, Porto di Maratea, is a short
walk down the hill from the hotel.
The hotel is built on a bluff above the rocky shoreline of the
Tyrrhenian Sea. In the photo above, you can just make out the stone balconies of
the lower-level rooms beneath the white arches of the hotel fašade.
These rooms have spectacular views of the sea, Monte San Biagio, and the Statua
dei Redentore (Christ Statue) that has become the symbol of Maratea.
The building in the upper right
area of the photo is the new "junior suites" wing, and the pink house just
beneath it is being converted into an ultra-luxurious suite.
To the left of the hotel, you can
see the swimming pool. Just beyond that is a path with safety railing that
zigzags down the cliffs to a private beach with a sun terrace, bar, and
restaurant. The hotel also has tennis courts below and to the right of the
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