The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands on the top of Monte San Biagio, the rocky cliff overlooking Maratea (Potenza). It was built between 1963 and 1965 by the Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenti, commissioned by Count Stefano Rivetti of Val Cervo and designed by the engineer Luigi Musmeci.
The statue can be reached along a panoramic walkway which, from the basilica of San Biagio, leads up to the imposing structure. With its 21.13 meters, the statue is the second largest in the world after that of Rio de Janeiro and is built with a particular mixture of cement and Seravezza marble chips.
Undisputed symbol of Maratea, Christ the Redeemer protects the entire Gulf of Policastro and the entire adjacent Apennine chain.
Getting up here means diving into nature, culture and sacredness, in a wonderful corner of Basilicata.