A latest find from Carlos, a very good Spanish partner I have for Italy (& Spain)
Fascinated by the undiscovered Maratea, the only coastal part of the Basilicata region facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, located between Campania (Amalfi Coast) and Puglia, we arrive at Santavenere, the perfect destination for those who love the seaside, lush nature, Italian traditions and simple but elegant lifestyle. Piero and Francesca, the owners, charm you instantly since you step into their beautiful ‘home’ with 34 guest rooms and suites, surrounded by 24 acres of private beach front park where you will enjoy 3 spectacular dining locations for lunch and dinner, Beach Club, seawater pool, tennis court and Spa inspired in oriental traditions. The Porto (harbour) and the town up on the hill with 44 churches add that amazing local flavour we are always looking for.
A must Night fishing with the local boat and enjoy the grilled fish you caught at the Beach Club
Favorite accommodation The ground floor Junior Suites in the annex to the house, the patio opens to the endless garden, perfect for the kids
Best kept secret It is the playground for many of the Italian high society
Atmosphere Italian timeless elegance surrounded by infinite nature
Seasons If you love the beach, April to October
In love with The purity of the area, the mountains and the crystalline waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea
Favorite local activity A stroll to the Maratea harbour and dinner at one of their amazing seafood restaurants
Combines with Palazzo Avino in Ravello and Borgo Egnazia in Puglia
Naples Airport (NAP) – 2h 30 mins by car / 60 mins by helicopter (landing pad on property)
Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.
Published by Josh Friedman Luxury Travel | an independent affiliate of travel experts, a virtuoso agency
Josh is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. And he does house calls, too! Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can't quite figure out how to finish.
His relationships built over twenty years with the world's top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can't get on your own -- from VIP introduction to the hotel's management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.
Josh Friedman Luxury Travel is based in San Francisco, with clients throughout the USA .
Josh is affiliated with and all bookings are made through Travel Experts, Inc., a member of the prestigious Virtuoso Travel network. One of the top 40 agencies in the USA, Travel Experts is a top producer for virtually all luxury suppliers including Seabourn Cruise Line, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, SeaDream, Oceania, A&K, Tauck, Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Dorchester Collection, Rocco Forte Hotels and St. Regis.
Virtuoso is the industry's leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 330 agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries, as well as over 1,300 of the world's best travel providers and premier destinations.
View all posts by Josh Friedman Luxury Travel | an independent affiliate of travel experts, a virtuoso agency