Basilicata - Italy
ABOVE: Fiat meets fountain in Maratea's historic center.
Arrival by train. Maratea is about three hours from Naples Central Station by regional train, or just over two hours by InterCity train. Another option is the Eurostar, which stops at nearby Sapri.
Arrival by car. The quickest way to reach Maratea is by the A3 tollway from Naples, which takes two to three hours. Leave the Autostrada at the Lagonegro Nord/Maratea exit and follow the local roads to Maratea. The Autostrade journey planner has information on entrances, exits, and tolls.
The coastal highway, or Via Nazionale, is another possibility. From Campagnia, head for Sapri, just above the border with Basilicata, and follow the coast about 20 km (16 miles) until you reach Maratea.
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Note: The Via Nazionale and local roads are mostly two-lane, with many blind curves. However, the roads are in good condition and are well-protected with guardrails, walls, and reflectors.
Arrival by air. Naples International Airport is two to three hours north of Maratea. In a pinch, you can fly into Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino), which is a four- to six-hour drive from Maratea. If you're staying at the Santavenere, Locanda delle Donne Monache, or Pianeta Maratea hotel, you can request to be met by a Mondo Maratea van for a steep fee. (But you may find it easier, or at least more pleasant, to take a cab to the railroad station and a train to Maratea or Sapri, where the hotel shuttle will meet you.)
Arrival by boat. Mondo Maratea hopes to offer scheduled boat service from Naples in the future. Until then, charter boats can be arranged for groups of 20 or more guests of the Santavenere, Locanda delle Donne Monache, and Pianeta Maratea hotels (weather permitting).
Local rentals. You can rent cars, scooters, and bicycles for sightseeing through Mondo Maratea.
Local buses. Hotel guests at the Santavenere, Locanda della Donne Monache, and Pianeta Maratea can use the free shuttle bus between the hotels, the historic center, and the port. For information on taxis and public buses (Servizi Urbano Città di Maratea), see the local tourist office or your hotel concierge.
Regional buses. SITA has Basilicata schedules and other information in Italian.
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