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Metaponto

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Metaponto is in Basilicata, Italy

Lido

Get in[edit]

There is a bus to Matera (1 hr, €4), train to Sibari (1 hr 15 min, €3.50) From the station it is 2 km to the beach (Lido). Take bus line 1, last bus at 20:25. €0.7, 5-15 min.

Get around[edit]

Understand[edit]

There are old ruins in Metaponto. But the main attraction is the 1-km stretch of perfect beach with white powdery sand.

See[edit]

  • 1 Metapontum (Metapontium). ruins of ancient city Metapontum (Q1058770) on Wikidata Metapontum on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

The beach can be crowded with Italians, but once you get into the water there is plenty of room. The water gets deep only after you get 30-50 m out and most Italians stay on the beach. You can rent parasols and beds, but there are many free strips.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Le Sirene next to hotel Sacco at the center of the promenade. Great seafood and pizza.
  • Pic-nic A long stretch at the northern road to the promenade. There are barbeques and small huts that sell pizza, panini, snacks etc.

Drink[edit]

The sheds on the beach sell beer and limocelli for El€2.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel Sacco. At the centerpiee of the promenade. Clean, with bathroom, French balcony, AC, fridge, safe. €70 (€50 low season) for a double with breakfast, +€20 for half-board. Checkout at 12:00, which give you time for a morning swim and a shower at the hotel.
  • Hotel Kennedy, on the bus route 100 m before the beach.

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