La Locanda Delle Donne Monache  
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Via Carlo Mazzei, 4
85046 Maratea − Italy
Tlf: 39 0973 876139  Fax: 39 0973 876203   E-Mail   Official Website

On the Basilicata coast in Maratea lies a carefully restored eighteenth-century convent 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache', an immaculate building keeping intact the style and materials of the historic structure.

Originally occupied by the Visitandine nuns, set in the heart of Maratea's ancient centre and framed by the roofs of the old medieval village, 'La Locanda delle Donne Monache' is the ideal accommodation in Maratea for guests to explore the character and local treasures of the Lucania region.

With it’s 27 rooms and suites La Locanda offers many gastronomic and cultural delights. And La Locanda offers to its guests a free shuttle service to the nearby beach where loungers and beach umbrella are complimentary.

The Restaurant, Il Sacello, with raw stones walls, overlooking the garden and swimming pool, offers gourmet cuisine drawn from a mix of fish based dishes and traditional regional flavours of Lucania, dine assured on some of the finest cuisine in the Basilicata coast in Maratea.

The 27 rooms and suites of the hotel are housed in the 18th-century building that was once a monastery, and are decorated simplistically but elegantly, white walls and slim wrought iron bed-frames and lampshades are complimented by splashes of color from the fresh flowers and unusual ornaments to be found here.

The room rates include tax, service charges, buffet continental breakfast, private parking, private gardens, a large outdoor swimming pool, solarium, beach towels, internet WI-FI connection, fitness room, daily newspapers, library, DVD library, table games, a free shuttle service to the private beach where sunbeds and beach umbrellas are complimentary for our guests.

Classic Room

A delightful room with choice of french bed and a private bathroom with shower.

These rooms are approximately 14 square meters.

Superior Room

Very peculiar, the Superior rooms, overlooking the courtyard, feature a particular ambience with a design that combines the local and Moroccan craft for a very Mediterranean atmosphere.

The Superior is 18-24 square meters.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms boast impressive views over the village of Maratea, exquisitely appointed furniture and King bed with colours in white and light tans.

The Deluxe is 18-29 square meters.


Especially spacious, suites offer canopy King beds and panoramic views over the rooftops of the old village of Maratea. Each suite has unique characteristics, such as a spacious bathtub carved into mountain's rock in "La Vicaria" and a large terrace with views onto the historical centre of Maratea for "La Badessa". The 'Le Novizie' Suite is on two levels and is ideal for families while the 'Le Converse' and the 'La Superiora' suites both offer a private garden.

The suites are 32-44 sqm.

Hotel in Basilicata, an ancient monastery established in 1735. The rooms and suites welcome guests with a discreet, pared-down aesthetic, utilizing the abundant natural light flowing throughout the property. Service is attentive and assuring.

The hotel offers 27 rooms and suites that are of four types: Classic, Superior, DeLuxe, Suite and are decorated in a simple and elegant way: special furnishings, white walls, wrought iron headboards and beautiful shades are combined with original ornaments that decorate these environments. All the rooms express elegance, comfort in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere, retaining the charm and warmth of the ancient Monastery.

The rooms are equipped with bath or shower, terrace or window, fine linen, direct telephone line, TV, air conditioning and 24 hour room service. Start your day with a rich breakfast buffet offering organic and local products, upon request gluten-free and lactose-free foods. All products are carefully selected to offer our guests a complete and healthy breakfast. Children will enjoy special products specifically chosen for them.

cooking lessons

a different and original way to get something more out of holidays. The large terrace of our Restaurant, with views of the pool and the historical centre, provides a stunningly panoramic breakfast, surrounded by the colours and the smells of hydrangeas, oleanders, roses, jasmines and bougainvillea.


the perfect place that offers the ideal venue for intimate weddings in Italy, amid the mountains and hills of southern Italy.

Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine asks "What's heaven?" and the answer is: Maratea is heaven because "It's The Amalfi without The Crowds and without the notorious 3 plus hour traffic jams getting to the Amalfi".

Infact, the Coast of Maratea is still a secret pearl, with unique and awesome collage of blue seas, high coastal mountains, 3000 years of Greek and Roman history, and, of course, genuine Italian regional cuisine and wines. It is perfect for any type of wedding in Italy - civil, religious, outdoor.

La Locanda delle Donne Monache in Maratea, with its 300 years old privacy, will enable you to realise your ideal celebration: with its position in front of charming Church Santa Maria Maggiore and few minutes from the other Churces of Maratea, offering large indoor and outdoor spaces, is ideal for your wedding.


La Locanda delle Donne Monache Hotel Restaurant offers an array of fully tech-d up events spaces, all lit with natural light, for your meetings and important assignations.

Our beach - Natural park "La Secca" Maratea

La Locanda delle Donne Monache offers on request a free bus service to the beach and two sun beds and beach umbrella complimentary. Here, the scents of the sea blend with the unique perfumes of the luxuriant vegetation: lentisk, myrtle, broom, rosemary, oleanders, etc: everything contributes to create a quite extraordinary and rare location. Secular trees reflect themselves in the calm water and give shade and coolness during the hottest hours of the day. The natural swimming-pool, just in front of the rocky island called “u Tuppu”, it’s ideal for children.


The sea is a play of colours and an alternation of incredible depth and transparency. You can choose to relax on the terraces of the solarium, to practice canoeing, or if you love the adventure, with flippers and mask, you can start to explore the depths, and the clearness and the quality of the water reserve pleasant surprises.


About Maratea

Maratea is an architecturally delightful region, defined by narrow streets, alleys and features over 40 churches. Local archaeological finds are exhibited in the Convento dei Cappuccini and the Palazzo de Lieto Museum.
The historical centres of Rivello, Nemoli (22 km) and Lagonegro (30 km) are also a short journey away.

The San Lorenzo Charterhouse in Padula (60 km), the archaeological site of Paestum (108 km), Brienza (90 km) and the medieval Caracciolo Castle - including the archaeological site of Grumentum (70 km) - are also worth visiting.

For a day trip we suggest the itinerary of the Federician Castles: Castel Lagopesole (151 km), Melfi (179 km), Venosa (184 km) e Palazzo San Gervaso (183 km). Of particular interest is the city of Matera (178 km) - awarded a Patrimony of Humanity designation by UNESCO.

Restaurant La Taverna di Zu Cicco

Traditional food from Basilicata, roast meats, regional wine.
On warm summer evenings you can experience the pleasure of eating sitting in one of the most characteristic streets of the historic center, accompanied by the notes of live music.

To see the Menu click here

Opening Hours
Open daily from 18.30 to 02.00

Via Dietro il Trappeto, 32 - 85046 Maratea (Pz), Italy

Phone: 0973/873296 - 340/5791257


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BY CAR: Motorway A3 Salerno-Reggio Calabria, exit at Lagonegro Nord, then take the SS 585 Valle del Noce, exit Maratea and SS 18. From Maratea's station the shuttle service is free BY TRAIN: uses TAV and IC trains from Rome, Naples, Salerno and Reggio Calabria to: Maratea station: 2,4 miles from our hotel. Sapri station: 15 mins. from Maratea. Our transfer service from these stations available upon request. BY PLANE: Airport of Napoli Capodichino (207 km) or Lamezia Terme airport (152 km). Our transfer service available upon request.

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