San Severino Lucano falls within the territory of the Pollino National Park and was founded in the 15th century, when the Sanseverino family of Bisignano donated the farmhouse and surrounding lands to the monks of the Abbey of Santa Maria del Sagittario, who, in gratitude, gave it the name of the family. Of great artistic interest is the Mother Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built in 1500, which houses the statue of the Madonna del Pollino, object of worship in one of the most important religious events in the region. The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Pollino is located on the site of the cave where the Byzantine-style statue of the Madonna was found, and is an ideal starting point for excursions to the highest peaks of the Pollino Park. All the trails allow you to come into direct contact with the immense expanses of beeches, firs and Loricate pines that persist in the park. One of the real artistic and cultural attractions is the work of contemporary art 'RB- RIDE', Carsten Höller's 'Slowed Ride'.