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Located on a peninsula, practically teetering on the edge of a cliff it’s no wonder it became a favorite hideaway with an A list roster of celebrities when it opened back in 1956. Today though, this family owned five star hotel in Maratea, is developing a reputation with a new generation, as a destination wedding spot for moneyed couples who want an exclusive ceremony on the Mediterranean.
“Italians are very romantic. We are very passionate, and of course with passion for our work, to the bride and groom to give,
and to offer them and their guests the best moments we can,” says wedding planner Samantha Caramia.
Okay, what if you don’t have the means to get married here? You can stay in a superior room off season for as low as $150, based on the current exchange rate, from October through almost the end of May and that includes breakfast.
The secluded hotel has just 34 rooms, expansive grounds with sublime seaside dining when the weather is warm. As I learned the hard way on a media visit, the private beach is very rocky,
but it’s provide rubber shoes to make it more bearable.