Hotel Villa Cheta Elite in Maratea, a splendid Liberty style villa, is today the unmistakable reference point for the most demanding tourist, who at the same time loves the South of Italy. You will discover refined and efficient hospitality in an ambience of unusual elegance. The limeted number of rooms and the special and careful restaurant service mean your stay will be especially and genuinely relaxing. The hotel looks out into the sea and has a panoramic view. The beach below can be reached in a few minutes.
The building has remained more or less as it was in order to help maintain the villa's delightful balance. The number of rooms has been kept to a minimum, just as in days gone by, much to the pleasure of guest who are able to enjoy greater privacy. Expensive materials, lace and antique mirrors adorn every room, none of which are the same. You can admire the crystal clear sea along the Tyrrheanian coast or the splendid garden containing hundred-year-old trees and colourful flowers from every room.
The restaurant is the hotel's pride and joy and its cuisine is simple yet elegant. Particular attention is paid to traditional dishes of the area and a genuine "reverence" is displayed for local ingredients. The wine list is also extremely full, and favours the most original and unknown wines from the south of Italy, which are continuing to gain recognition at an international level. Dining by candlelight with silver cutlery under the pergola on the terrace, listening to long forgotten, old tunes and letting yourself be trasported back to the enchanting atmosphere of past times is one of the summertime attractions.
Matera: Nobody knows the true origins of the Matera Sassi, everyone is fascinated by their striking appearance and mysterious nature. From Matera to Metaponto, the traveller "experiences" life as it was in these ancient, as if the natural discretion of the present-day inhabitants were the result of more than two thousand years of civilisation. Metaponto: Fascinating monuments from a past that never fails to amaze visitors. Parco Nazionale del Pollino: Wherever you look, the natural environment is gentle and at the same time impressive – an unspoilt miracle to be enjoyed at your leisure.
The park is the largest, new, protected area in Italy and the trails cover the upper Via dei Pini Loricati. “Pino Loricato” (loricate pine), a rare type of tree, perhaps the oldest of our country.