Acquafredda - a village of Maratea

Acquafredda, Pine Forests bathing In The Sea .. ...

The far north coast of Maratea there's the territory of Acquafredda, located about 87 mt. above sea level;  it is seamless pine woods from the mountaintops goes to bathe in the sea.

Its name comes from the source of fresh water that flows into the sea, in front of the Marizza beach, almost unique phenomenon in Italy, and also visible from Highway SS18.

A stunning coastline, with steep drop-offs, caves, coves and beaches, some can not be reached except by sea.
Especially remarkable the caves, some accessible only by sea and boat.

village map

As for the beaches from south to north we meet those of Porticello, falling stones and Marizza front of which flows a large fresh water bubble. 
At the height of Porticello beach is located the entrance to the Cave of the Dragon, several kilometers deep, visited only by experienced cavers. 
Further north the beach of Grotta della Scala, accessible only by sea, then the largest beaches in Luppa and Anginarra , separated by a small barrier of rocks, easily reachable by car.
Last, but shared in half with the town of Sapri in Campania, it is the beach of Cala di Mezzanotte, in the eponymous Channel which is the border between Basilicata and Campania, reachable only by boat.


To visit in Acquafredda Villa Nitti, overlooking the sea, once "buen retiro " of the former President of the Italian Council of the '20s, now owned by the Basilicata Region and home to artistic and cultural events. 

useful info

Acquafredda has its own post office and train station (only local trains -> see Metro) for bus timetables see the public transport page of Maratea.

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