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Matera: the city of caves and sassi

The ancient Matera is a city in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy, only 2 hours from Sapri and Hotel Mediterraneo. Famous for its historical centre "Sassi", Matera is the Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019.

What to do: Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera". The Sassi are habitations dug into the calcareous rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia. Many of them are really little more than small caverns, and in some parts of the Sassi a street lies on top of another group of dwellings. Matera preserves a large and diverse collection of buildings church like as the Cathedral, the San Pietro Caveoso and San Pietro Barisano, both recently restored. Other sights: the Tramontano Castle by Count of Matera and the Palazzo dell'Annunziata historical seat of Provincial Library.
The best way to explore Matera is on foot, roaming through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways, up and down uneven stone staircases, discovering dead ends and tiny courtyards adorned with flower pots, cave churches and expansive views of the sassi.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover this historical Italian city and the nearst Cilento coast. Book your stay at Hotel Mediterraneo overlooks the Tyrrhenian sea and is a haven from which to view the crystal blue waters lapping against the beach or the sun setting. We are only 1 KM from the centre of Sapri with its characteristic streets and waterfront.



Our rooms are characterized by the care of the furnishings, modern and soft colors which can exalt the sunlight and the color of the sea. Each room has a unique piece of the Painter saprese Angelo Accardi, representing the sea and his emotions.The incomparable beauty of Golgo di Policastro and the Coast of Maratea, a unique and breathtaking sunset are the backdrop to a romantic and relaxing holiday that you will keep for a long time among your best memories.


Relax at the sea

We can advise you from a romantic walk down the beach or into Sapri, for more sporty couples we recommend a wonderful bike ride to discover the historic center and the wonderful glimpses of the sea that this city can offer.

Once you get to the sea, lie in the sun, do some snorkeling to discover the unique seabeds or a canoe excursion to observe Sapri from a new and fascinating point of view (canoe excursions or scuba dives equipment and instructors must be organised with external company). Other perks include FREE Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, perhaps breakfast in bed or a romantic light lunch for two while taking advantage of our babysitting service.




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