Maratea is a small Lucanian village in the province of Potenza, the only one in the region to overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. It dominates the coast from above, in a basin under Monte San Biagio and under the protection of Christ the Redeemer.
The historical symbol of Maratea is the siren, whose statue stands over a fountain in front of the municipility, in the center of the town.
The picturesque alleys of the historic center, with its churches, views and monuments, make Maratea a real jewel overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The seventeenth-century Church of the Annunciation, with its linear style, integrates perfectly with the surrounding architecture. Near the central square, at the top of the village, stands the severe profile of the Mother Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, reachable through very narrow climbs which, from the town gates, leads up to its highest point.
The art and roofs of Maratea therefore rest under the Apennine peaks and under the eye of Christ the Redeemer, cradled by the sound of the waves of the Gulf of Policastro.