Monte San Biagio

The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands on Mount San Biagio, in Maratea, and dominates the Gulf of Policastro.
Maratea is on the Tyrrhenian coast of the Basilicata Region, in the province of Potenza, and is situated, with its 32 kilometres of coast, between Campania and Calabria. It is characterised by a tracery of cliffs, ravines, peaks, coves and inlets, studded with all shades of green, thanks to the vegetation that slopes down towards a shimmering, incomparably beautiful and fascinating sea.
The debut of Maratea on the national and international scene of tourism took place in the nineteen-sixties, thanks to the insight of Count Stefano Rivetti di Val Cervo. Now it boasts a great number of hotels of different categories.
The town, which has little more than five thousand inhabitants (who increase considerably during the summer), is situated between the mountains and the sea.
It is formed of nine hamlets scattered between the coast and the inland: Acquafredda, Cersuta, Fiumicello, Porto, Marina, Castrocucco, Massa, Brefaro, and Santa Caterina.
Between the shore and the interior, more than 130 sea caves and land caves follow one another or alternate. Six coastal towers from the 16th century watch over the sea and bear witness to the historical period of the Turkish raids.
There are many beaches of different types: some are long, some are short and narrow; some can be reached by car or on foot via steep paths or flights of steps, others only from the sea. Some are made of light-coloured sand or black sand of volcanic origin; others are made of little pebbles or larger pebbles. Some are rocky, others flat. They can meet all the needs and tastes of holidaymakers.