La Locanda delle Donne Monache is located in the medieval town of Maratea. Unmistakable as a former convent, it was once home to the Visitandine nuns, and has retained a wonderful pervasive tranquillity. Inside there are 27 rooms and suites, most of which afford views over the town's terracotta rooftops and have a clean, elegant design.
The hotel lies in the enchanting medieval town of Maratea - surrounded by mountains and just a short drive to beautiful beaches - and offers fine dining and peaceful spaces in which to relax and unwind. The poolside restaurant serves lunchtime light bites; and outside, the town of Maratea, with its steep, narrow, meandering streets and 44 charming churches, is just crying out to be explored.
The accommodation offered is varied. Superior rooms were once dedicated to meditation and prayer and remain very calming, while the Deluxe Rooms are more spacious, with king size beds and views over the town. The suites offer the most space with a range of individual features - from the quirky rock-cut bathroom of La Vicaria to the bi-level design of Le Novizie and the private garden belonging to Le Converse.
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Things to do at the property:
Explore the myriad of flavours of the Basilicata region
Relax in the sun in the pretty walled garden
Learn how to make pasta and other dishes with the hotel's reputed chef
Kick back with a drink at Bar L'Ambico
Browse the hotel's collection of contemporary art and Murano glass works
Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool
Relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi or solarium
Head to the fitness room for a workout
Request a yoga lesson or massage
Things to do nearby:
Wander Maratea's 'vicoli', the quintessential local streets with arches, steps, and quaint little shops, before ending in the town piazzetta
Visit Pollino National Park for hiking or rafting on the Lao River
Enjoy riding lessons or excursions in the surrounding countryside
Head out trekking along the trails of Carpini Forest or the Valle del Noce
Try paragliding lessons with the Italian Federation
Go diving in Cersuta to see unusual caves and Mediterranean species of flora and fauna
Sail around the Policastro Gulf from Maratea and discover sea-view restaurants and coastal towns
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