Santavenere Hotel: A Hidden Gem in Maratea

Nestled along the breathtaking coast of Italy's Fiumicello Santa Venere region lies Maratea, a hidden gem of natural beauty and serenity away from bustling crowds.

For travelers looking to disconnect and live out their “dolce far niente” dreams, Santavenere promises a magical escape into a world where quiet luxury meets heartwarming family traditions.

Maratea, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a destination that truly deserves to be explored. With the region’s pristine beaches, stunning sea caves, and lush forests, Santavenere is perched on a natural terrace providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel offers 34 sea or garden-view rooms in a restored chateau-style Italian house with a serene spa, and three exceptional restaurants, Le Lanterne, Gli Ulivi, and Il Carrubo.

In the early 1950s, Count Stefano Rivetti of Piedmonte discovered the fascinating beauty and untapped potential of Fiumicello, a stunning coastline in Maratea. It was here that the Count’s visionary tourism project took root. In 1953, he built the Santavenere as a private home on the forested hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. He hosted many celebrities, including Anita Ekberg, Silvana Pampanini, Raf Vallone, Camilla Cederna, and Peppino De Filippo. Years later, Santavenere transitioned to a hotel but kept the same innate warm hospitality of staying in a private home, offering guests a serene escape.
At Santavenere, you’ll find the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Maratea’s breathtaking mountains and mesmerizing sea are surrounded by lush greenery and dramatic cliffs, making it every hiker’s paradise. After a morning of adventure, unwind at the hotel’s spa, private beach, and pool, or lose yourself in the picturesque old town of Maratea with its narrow streets lined with historic buildings and charming little shops. As the evening sets in, sip on a refreshing cocktail at the hotel’s bar while enjoying a breathtaking sunset, before a delicious dinner at Il Carrubo.

What sets Santavenere apart is its dedication to preserving the local traditions and culture. From the warmth of an Italian home to the region's breathtaking scenery, every aspect of Santavenere celebrates the authentic beauty of Maratea, an experience one must not miss.