Maratea, a hidden gem, is the city that you may plan a few nights stay in while making your way to the South of the boot. Thirty two kilometres of rocky coastline with more then twenty beaches, Maratea offers variety of landscapes. You will find breath-taking sea views and wooded rolling hillsides, majestic mountains that sweep down to the sea and roads that ribbon before you nestled in the beautiful vegetation. The city itself is a definition of “charming” - little cafes surrounding main square, the aroma of freshly made baguette and coffee curling up the cozy lanes of the city, perfect spots by the city fountain to sit and observe the life while sinking your teeth into one of the best pastries you have ever eaten. It is called the town of 44 churches and a giant statue of Christ crowns the hillside visible from afar, giving the impression of a glowing form up in the sky when you drive the roads at night.