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Maratea

Maratea, (Potenza)

For its coastal and mountain landscapes, and for its artistic and historical features, Maratea is one of the main tourist destinations of Basilicata, also known as "Pearl of Tyrrhenian Sea", as well as "City of 44 churches" for the number of churches, chapels and monasteries present on the territory, built in different eras and styles, guardians of a remarkable artistic-religious heritage. From naturalistic point of view, the seabed and the 131 sea and terrestrial caves are worthy of attention, some of which have given back to fossils and Prehistoric finds. Marina Cave, also called Grotta delle Meraviglie, stands out for its stalactites and stalagmites. The Redeemer, or Christ of Maratea, remains the symbol of the city. Located on the top of Monte San Biagio, overlooking historic center and Marina. It was completed in 1965, with a mixture of cement mixed with Carrara marble, by Bruno Innocenti, Florentine sculptor, based on the idea by ​​Stefano Rivetti. The most famous and widespread manifestations of Maratea's folklore are linked to religious festivals. First of all the celebration of the translation of San Biagio'relics, which lasts a whole starting from the first Saturday of May.

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