The sea, as Matilde Serao describes it in some of her literary works, corresponds according to the assumption of this thesis to a significant and semanticized element of her narrations. Under the semanticization of narrative presented space shall be understood that space is not only a decorative or descriptive element of the narration but considered as a significant element of the narration. Particularly in Matilde Seraos literary works, which were selected for this thesis, narrative generated elements of space, such as, for example, the sea, are considered as significant elements for the narrations. The content of this thesis is divided into a theoretical and an interpretative part. The first part gives an introduction into central questions of the literary theory of semantic spaces. This first part informs also about the four following elements of literary space chosen for this thesis, which are landscape, city, sea and border(s). These four types were analysed referring to appropriate literary theories of semantic spaces. The second part concerns the presentation of the sea in four selected literary works by Matilde Serao. The research goal is, as the title vista mare of this thesis suggests, presenting a multifaceted reading with sea view.