The national capital Rome is situated 210 miles (338 kilometers) northwest of Maratea, while Amalfi lies 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northwest.
Why not spend some time exploring the area? Start with a trip to the the Statue of Christ the Redeemer.
The region is popular with travelers from all four corners of the globe. To find out why visit the other towns and tourist attractions in the vicinity of Maratea. Sanza, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Grisolia, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north of Maratea are worth a visit too.
Organise transportation and spend half a day in Cosenza, a transport and retail hub for the area, located about 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Maratea. This bigger city has a range of attractions, including Church of Sant'Agostino, Teatro Morelli and Hohenstaufen Castle. If you still have time left, visit Calabria National Park, Duomo di Cosenza and Azienda Ospedaliera dell'Annunziata before heading back to Maratea.
Take the time to really get to know Italy by learning about its past. An enjoyable place to start is with a visit to the area's historic war relics and monuments. If the weather looks good, head outdoors and discover Italy's gardens, open-air markets and open-air museums.
Discover the region's trademark waterways. Fishing and scuba diving are just two of the popular ways to get wet here. When it gets cold, spend time in Italy. Pull on your woollens and have a go at the sports here. Try skiing or cross-country skiing.
When the time comes to leave Maratea, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your euros on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Ciao (farewell) to this special place.