Villa Cheta is an Art Nouveau country seat overlooking the sea not far from Maratea city centre. The nearest beach is Porticello, reachable by stairs in few minutes and sited in a wonderful natural nook. It’s a unique place for its elegance and atmosphere, important features of the private dwelling, an intimate and refined shelter where you can spend unforgettable relaxing moments. The Mediterranean garden with lemon trees, myrtles, bouganvilleas and jasmines will accompany you in a unique sensory travel. This place is created for people who want to listen to the music of quietness, where the façade still has sweet floral ornaments from Art Nouveau period, the bar is on a terrace which has a hundred-year- ago grapevine as roof and every single detail is important for perfection.
Originally Villa Cheta was Villa Marsicano. In 1874 Giovanni Marsicano left for Alegre where he reached a very good position, made friends with influential people from that place and launched a newspaper “ The Italian” to protect his own compatriots’ interests. In 1907 he had to repatriate because of illness, with his wife Angela Muccillo, and they decided to invest the most part of the made fortune in South America in real estate, buying a land and a small house not far from “cigli di Santi Peto” (Saint Peter rocks, actually Villa Nitti) and the historical house on the “rotondella” (Villa Cheta). On this land Marsicano planted orange, lemon, cherry, olive, banana and fig trees and about eight thousand species of wines, especially Lacryma Christi which in few years enabled him to have a considerable production of vintage wines. Beginning from 1912 it was presented in several exhibitions, even international: Naples, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, London, Montevideo were the cities where the wine from Acquafredda won the Grand Prix and the Gold Medal to producer’s great satisfaction, who could provide work for a lot of people or else they would have to emigrate. During his stay in Acquafredda this well-deserving citizen denied nobody his help and his hospitality. In 1980 Aquadro family liked so much Villa Cheta that they took over the property bringing out its original structure and, combining modern furniture, they created a small boutique hotel with the only wish to continue the tradition of refined and charming hospitality.
Villa Cheta Hotel loves taking care of its guests with extra and dedicated services, such as:
Outside bio-swimming pool filled with salt water and built with natural stones, surrounded by touch carpet and sterilised with the latest generation electronic control, through sea salt and photosynthesis ( we don’t use chlorine and the water is clear, without smells and fits well the skin pH).
Breakfast for coeliacs.
Vegetarian and vegan menus.
Book sharing: bring your dearest book on holiday. You can choose which one to read or even make funny exchanges.
Shuttle service to and from the beaches that has an agreement with the hotel.
Solarium with sun lounges.
Free internet point and free wi-fi in the whole hotel.
Valet parking (car parking porterage on arrival and departure by the staff).
Free luggage deposit.