Maratea is a beautiful tourist destination on the Tyrrhenian coast in Basilicata region.
Perched on Monte San Biagio, Maratea is a natural background of beaches nestled among lush headlands.
It is an area of great natural value: the coast, high and jagged, is covered by Mediterranean vegetation and rushes to the sea, creating a series of small headlands and beaches of fine sand.
The deep and unspoiled seabeds have a rich wildlife and are ideal for scuba diving lovers. Along the coast there are many small and charming coves that can be reached only by sea, but there are also many seaside resorts equipped for tourists looking for comfort.
The city of Maratea is dominated by the imposing statue of the Redeemer, second in size only to the one in Rio de Janeiro. This statue, symbol of the city, is located in a place from which you can admire the breathtaking panorama of the coast.
Maratea is a city of ancient origins and the historical centre preserves these ancient artistic and architectural features. It is also known as the city of the 44 churches, for its many religious buildings, monasteries and chapels, all embellished with beautiful artworks, starting from the ancient Basilica of St. Biagio, dedicated to the saint patron of the city. Particularly interesting are the Church of the Immaculate, decorated with precious frescoes, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Church of Our Lady of Olive Trees (Madonna degli Ulivi).