Bathroom with tub and shower: 1
Bathroom with shower: 3
Terrace or patio
VILLA FRANCA - MARATEAVilla Franca is an immaculate and well-maintained property situated in a beautiful location. It sits on 10.000sqm of land that comprises large gardens with Mediterranean vegetation, a tennis court and a private child-friendly swimming pool (15m x 6m, shallow areas along the sides and a deeper lane down the middle).The main floor consists of spacious lounge opening to the terrace, dining room and a kitchen. The sleeping area offers one double bedroom with en-suite tub and shower; one double bedroom with extra bed available; two further double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. There are also three bathrooms with shower.From the main floor, you will go downstairs, where there are a large living room (which can accommodate twenty people), a bar area and a bathroom with WC only. From this floor, you will access directly the beautiful garden.Villa Franca benefits from a fantastic partly sheltered terrace, which is comfortably furnished with table and chairs to enjoy dining "al fresco" and to make the most of the Italian summer time.Facilities: Fireplace, Sat TV, CD/DVD player, telephone, washing machine, dishwasher, central heating, private pool, tennis court, BBQ, parking space for 3 cars. Daily cleaning (except Sundays) included in the price.Please NOTE that the villa was originally designed to allow maximum natural air circulation, so that no artificial cooling system would be required. This, together with the large rooms having high ceilings, ensures the villa is always cool in the summer, while in the winter months the central heating and the fireplace make it cozy and welcoming.Sleeps 12+1 - Code BA010Distances:Nearest airports: Naples (212km), Lamezia Terme (about 2:40 hours drive)Nearest sandy beach: 4kmNearest rocky beach: below the villaNearest shops/restaurants: Maratea Marina and Maratea Porto (3km), Maratea old town (7km)
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Note: the availability of extrabeds is subject to approval.*
Note: number of pets needs to be approved.*
Basilicata is an undiscovered and unspoiled region situated between Campania, Calabria and Puglia. Stunning coastlines, fishing villages, rugged mountains and green valleys are only a few of the attractions on offer. The tourist season runs from June to September.
The town of Maratea sits on the best of the coastline and benefits from sandy coves and crystal clear water. The town consists of two distinct parts. A small fishing village and harbor nestled below a collection of colorful houses, restaurants and bars. Overlooking all this is Belvedere point on which stands a huge marble statue of Christ. The old town makes up the second area, perched on the hillside, with narrow streets, charming squares and a mix of shops to suit all tastes.
The second town of Basilicata is Matera, which stands 401m above the sea level and is divided into an ancient part called I Sassi and a modern town extending over the plain above.
Matera's major attraction is certainly I Sassi, an agglomeration of almost completely abandoned houses carved out of stufa rock. This cave town, dating back to the 8th century, consists of tiny houses without windows, damp walls and earthen floors used by the local population until 1952. Apart from the charm of this unique place, in Matera tourists can visit almost 120 little churches, some decorated with medieval frescos, a 15th century castle and a cathedral.
With three national parks, this is an ideal place for nature lovers:
It is ideal for hiking, with many signposted trails.
The delicious regional cuisine has been influenced by Basilicata’s colorful history and cultural roots, with ingredients originating from Northern European, Spanish, French and Arabic traditions. You will find fresh fish available on the coast and flavorsome home grown vegetables which flourish in the fertile volcanic soil. Some of the region's specialties include the Senise peppers (In powdered form the Senise pepper is often used in local cheeses and cured meats and for flavoring soups), Lucanica sausages (pork seasoned with salt, pepper and fennel seeds) and the famous Matera bread.
on Villa Franca - we loved it! The setting was beautiful, the pool was
amazing, the views spectacular and the villa spacious and practical.
Angela, the cleaner, was very helpful, friendly and lovely. Perfect
moment would be a glass of Prosecco on the terrace watching the sunset
over the sea.
Maratea is a beautiful town with affordable restaurants and friendly
people. The scenery here was stunning. We went on a boat trip from
the port which took us along the coast and we swam in the sea from
the boat - highly recommended.
The private beach with the villa was very secluded and beautiful but it is
quite a climb back up to the villa.
Only suggestion would be to have more information in the villa in English - it
was all in Italian. It would have been helpful to have info about the
local area and the actual villa.
We found a good local restaurant - The White Horse, along the road towards
Maratea Marina. The food was tasty, reasonably priced and the staff were very
Everything was perfect - the children enjoyed the pool, tennis court, gardens
"Sarah, Villa Franca, August 2014"
"I wanted to make sure I gave you feedback on the wonderful time we had in Maratea
though - everything exceeded our (and our guests) expectations. The catering,
layout, flowers, service were superb and we had an absolutely wonderful day.
Thanks for all your help organising such a great and memorable day which
everyone who was there will not forget. Villa
Franca is really beautiful and we had the most amazing time so thanks again
and please pass on our thanks and feedback to Maria who was a great help.
"Sian, June 2015"