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Seafood in Maratea

Lanterna Rossa

This terrace restaurant, sitting above the Bar del Porto overlooking the marina, has been knocking out delightful Lucanian seafood for over 20 years. Sit either in the tastefully art-strewn interior or on the terrac…
Modern Italian in Maratea

Il Sacello

The in-house ristorante of the Locanda delle Donne Monache hotel, Il Sacello serves wonderful Lucanian fare and seafood, overlooking the red rooftops of Maratea Borgo. Try the pasta with local sausage, the beef tart…
Ruins in Maratea

Maratea Superiore

The ruins of the original settlement of Maratea, supposedly founded by the Greeks, are situated at a higher elevation than the current village on a rocky escarpment just below the Christ the Redeemer statue. Abandon…
Seafood in Maratea

Da Cesare

On the main coastal highway in the village of Cersuta (about 4km north of Maratea), the flower-bedecked Da Cesare is worth seeking out for its simple, delicate and masterful handling of local seafood. Try the lingui…
Cafe in Maratea

La Caffetteria

The outdoor seating at this delightful cafe in Maratea Borgo's central piazza is ideal for dedicated people-watching. The cafe serves homemade snacks such as panini and crostata with orange cream throughout the day.
Statue in Maratea

Statue of Christ the Redeemer

The symbol of Maratea, visible from multiple vantage points along the coast, this 22m-high statue of Christ faces inland towards the Basilica di San Biagio. Slightly smaller than Rio's Christ the Redeemer, it's made…