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Italy Travel Photo: The Christ of Maratea
Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 by   In 1963, commissioned by Count Rivetti, who first put Maratea's name on the tourism map,  Florentine sculptor Bruno Innocenti crafted the 72-foot statue called Il Redentore (the redeemer) out of white marble. It towers over Maratea (a beach resort in Basilicata) from Mount St. Blaise near the basilica of the town's patron saint. (If you're wondering, th...