Maratea, the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”
A wild place where the mountains plunge into the blue
Maratea is the only Lucanian town overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, but it is also one of the most poetic and evocative places in the region. The shape of its territory is anything but flat: the area is rich in high and rocky elevations that plunge into the blue waters offering views of a rare beauty. There are many panoramic points: the most famous is the one you get to by reaching the top of the San Biagio Mount where, overlooking the sea, the famous Statue of Christ the Redeemer rises above the cliff. The huge monument (21 meters of height) gives its back to the Port of Maratea and opens its arms to the Basilica of San Biagio as a sign of protection for the community. Maratea’s old town is full of churches and basilicas from different eras, poetic places not only for believers but also for architecture and art’s lovers. This land offers a lot from a naturalistic point of view too: if you are in Basilicata, in fact, you cannot miss an excursion to the Pollino National Park. This protected area is about an hour’s drive from Maratea, but the landscape show it offers cannot be missed! Even the numerous (there are more than 100) sea caves in the area are an attraction of great interest for nature lovers, among these the most spectacular is the Cave of Marina di Maratea, which is precisely called “Cave of Wonders”.
NOT TO BE MISSED (in the area)
The Statue of Christ the Redeemer
The Basilica of San Biagio
The Caves of Marina di Maratea
The Pollino Park
The beach of Acquafredda
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