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Coastal

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Cultural, Hiking, Room with a view

£ 2950 per person

Start your holiday on the stylish Amalfi Coast, before heading south to the relatively undiscovered Cilento. From here, your self-drive journey continues to Maratea on the Basilicata coast and finally, inland to the astonishing ‘cave’ town of Matera.

Holiday at Glance

Try the wonderful Buffalo Mozzarella of the Cilento Park

Swim in secluded coves along the Thyrrenian sea

Sleep in a cave hotel in the multi-millennial city of Matera

Duration

14 nights

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from £ 2950 per person

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Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire

3 nights sharing a superior with balcony sea view at the Oasi Olimpia on the Amalfi Coast

4 nights sharing a deluxe with sea view at the Hotel Marulivo in Pisciotta, Cilento National Park

4 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Hotel Santavenere in Maratea

3 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Corte San Pietro in Matera

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The views of the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy the Amalfi Coast's glitz and glamour without the crowds in Sant'Agata sui due Golfi. The town's name translates as ''on the two gulfs'' as it stands above the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Amazing views

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

A journey through the flavors, colours and traditions of the Amalfi Coast to daydream in one of the most romantic settings ever.

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Just above Sorrento, reachable with a 40-minute walk, the Relais Oasi Olimpia in Sant'Agata is a great base to explore the coastal towns, Sorrento Positano, Amalfi and everything in between can be reached with one scenic bus journey. Not only sightseeing but also farm visits and beautiful walks with breathtaking vistas.

Continue into the intriguing Cilento National Park

As you travel south to the Cilento, you can stop en route at the extraordinary ruins at Paestum, the medieval hilltop town of Castellabate or the fishing town of Acciaroli, best known for its connections with Ernest Hemingway.

 

Inland, the Cilento National Park offers some exceptional walking and the chance to visit the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Certosa di Padula monastery.

Discover the delights of the Cilento National Park

Characterised by its coastal, craggy, sun-bleached, rustic towns, the Cilento National Park is a unique alternative to the Amalfi Coast, where tourists flood each year.

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Simple but extremely stylish, the Hotel Marulivo has been converted from a 14th century monastery to offer a little touch of heaven between the sea and lemon groves of southern Italy.

Swim in secluded coves of the Thyrrenian sea

The coastline around Maratea in the Basilicata is known for its hideaway coves and bays, sea caves and crystal clear water. In Maratea’s harbour, yachts and fishing boats jostle for space, overlooked by restaurants and bars.

 

By contrast, perched up on the hillside above the coast, the medieval town of Maratea is a mass of narrow lanes linked by hideaway piazzas dotted with churches and some good cafés and trattorias.

Maratea

Surrounded by private parkland and boasting an impeccable line-up of facilities (private beach, pool, a spa and gym), the Hotel Santavenere is perched on a promontory above the sea, just outside the port of Maratea.

Wander around astonishing Matera

From Maratea, it is just under a 3-hour drive across the Pollino National Park, to Matera.

 

The setting for several Biblical films, Matera’s ‘Sassi’ neighbourhood is an extraordinary sight, comprising narrow lanes and stairways characterised by stone dwellings and churches carved out of the rocks.

Our hotel choice for Matera is the Corte San Pietro. Here, ancient caves have been transformed into spaces of rare elegance, with an essential and strong identity, where the stone interacts with a few calibrated furnishing elements. Each room is different. Inside, design, history and WI-FI.

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