Basilicata - from Maratea to the Ionian Sea

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This mountainous and arid region cannot be more different to its northern counterparts. Relatively undeveloped and sparsely populated, many of its inhabitants emigrated with the hope of finding a better life - its very terrain traditionally making life and communications difficult.
Beauty, however, is something it does not lack. It has two coastlines, one in the centre of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea, and a tiny one on the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the famous sea resort of Maratea. The bare mountain landscapes slope down to the Ionian Sea.

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Basilicata - places to stay

As diverse as its landscapes is the number of hotels, country inns and guest houses in Basilicata. Choose from our seas side hotels in Maratea or the romantic and charming hotels in Sassi or an authentic trulli, the local stone houses near Matera.