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Locations in this article:  Venice, Italy

Spiaggia Nera Maratea (Basilicata)

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Two hours south of the Amalfi Coast lies a stunning resort that is shockingly little-known among foreign visitors. In the categories of natural beauty and great hotels, Maratea could truly give Positano and Capri a run for their money. The most unusual beach in Maratea is Spiaggia Nera, translated as “black beach,” with small volcanic black pebbles. It is a stunning site and a great place to spend the day.