Apulia Calabria and Basilicata - Maratea
Villa Bouganvillea – Maratea - Basilicata
6 Bedrooms – Pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Bouganvillea is a lovely villa with breathtaking views over the mountains and Tyrrhenian part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is set on the hillside above the magnificent beaches of the exclusive resort of Maratea, which is known locally as the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea” and the “town of 44 churches” for its high number of historical buildings.
Maratea offers a bustling marina and the steep slope up to the panoramic old town centre is full of bars, restaurants and family-run trattorias serving authentic, local food. It has always been a magnet for both professional and amateur photographers, who come from all over to capture the pretty lanes, meandering steps and unexpected glimpses of the sparkling sea from hidden corners in the old town. There is a huge statue of Christ the Redeemer up on the hill, stretching his arms protectively over the town.
Any visit to the area should include the spectacular walking in either the Cilento National Park or the Pollino National Park. Both offer rugged mountain landscapes, breathtaking sea views and lively seaside towns along the western coast. The coastline is a stunning contrast of high cliffs, long sandy or pebbly beaches and hidden coves, which cry out to be explored by boat.
Paestum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to three of the world's best preserved, Greek Temples. The nearby museum is full of fascinating treasures and artefacts and let's not forget that the area produces some truly excellent DOC and DOCG wines and arguably some of the best mozzarella cheese in Italy.
Villa Bouganvillea is only 2 kilometres outside the nearest village of Fiumicello and 3 km from Maratea itself. Paestum is about 100 km from the villa and it is a only couple of hours from the wonders of Vesuvius volcano and the world-famous Pompeii Archaeological Site. Naples international airport is about 200 km away. For the sportier guests, the nearby tennis courts are 2 km away and a horse-riding school 8 km away. There are regular train connections to Salerno, Naples and Rome from Maratea/Fiumicello train station.
The Property. Villa Bouganvillea is beautifully designed to let the sunshine into your holiday and many of the rooms enjoy splendid sea views. The villa sleeps up to 11 guests over the first and second floors in three double bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, two twin rooms with a shared bathroom and a large single bedroom with its own bathroom. The rooms are all bright and spacious with plenty of space for everyone.
The sitting room is enormous and features a fireplace for cozy conversations in the evenings. There is direct access to the gardens, which further increases the sense of space and light in the villa. There is an indoor dining room but most of your meals will probably be eaten al fresco as the Italians do. The panoramic patio has a large table under a romantic gazebo with unforgettable views of the amazing sunsets, perfect for winding down with a glass of chilled local wine. The country-style kitchen is fully equipped for recreating those delicious meals you tried in the local restaurants or otherwise you could always book a professional chef to do all of the hard work for you. A downstairs bathroom and a useful laundry room complete the ground floor.
The gardens are filled with the delightful scents of Mediterranean vegetation and are another ideal spot for kicking back and watching the sun set over the sea and then down behind the mountains. The swimming pool is large enough to hold everyone and the poolside area is furnished with sun loungers. The gardens are fenced, which makes it safe for even the smallest of children.
- 3 Double bedrooms, each with private bathroom
- 2 Twin bedrooms with shared bathroom
- 1 Single bedroom with private bathroom
- 6 Bathrooms in total
- Living room
- Dining room
- Laundry room
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Stereo, CD player and DVD player
- Outdoor dining area
- Swimming pool (12 m x 6 m)
- Fenced gardens