The few foreign tourists that come to Maratea, refer to the city as the Tyrrhenian Sea true gem. Everything you need is here to find. Maratea is quite unknown by the large public.
Maratea offers a beautiful scenery in and around. The town has a charming center with a good selection of bars and restaurants, friendly inhabitants and relatively fair prices (due to the somewhat low tourist invasion, compared to similar places and despite being a favorite retreat of the Italian elite). All this helps the visitors to judge it as a appealing place.
In Maratea Superiore you can find is a 22 m high statue of Christ on top op Monte san Biagio, white and very appealing, only surpassed in size by the version in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The town has another interesting fact, and this refers to the considerable number of churches and chapels around. It has also been described as "the town with 44 churches".