The most complete online resource about slow tourism and Italian villages
Join our community

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore

What to see in Maratea, Potenza, Basilicata


a commemorative plaque placed inside reminds us that the church was built in 1505 for work of this Greek Mercury. The primitive church was elevated to parish in 1434. The Romanesque church does not present a true and proper facade, but exposes a side on a triangular square. This side has a Baroque portal, in stucco and, further afield, two angels praying in marble, dating back to the XVI century. The great Romanesque bell tower is supported by a square base, in romanesque style, on which stands the octagonal structure that ends with a cuspidate dome.

In the presbytery, in addition to the nice cantoria choir, hand carved wood finished by Marco De Sanctis in 1729; you will find various furnishings in white marble, dating to the sixteenth century, that accompany a statue of the Assumption of the Virgin, called Madonna degli Angeli, since the Virgin appears surrounded by several angels.

  • Via sotto il Campanile Maggiore, 1, Maratea (Potenza)
  • Religious location

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies