The city of Potenza is the most important city of the province. Its most important monument is certainly the Cathedral of San Gerardo original of the thirteenth century contains numerous works of art. To it are added the Church of St. Michael the Archangel original of the twelfth century and built in Romanesque style; the Church and Convent of Santa Maria of the Sepulcher also native to the twelfth century;Tower Guevara that is what remains of an ancient castle built by the Lombards in the year 1000. Other monuments of particular interest are the Shrine of St. Gerard, small temple which houses the statue of St. Gerard, the patron saint of the city; the Villa Romana, an ancient Roman building dating from the third century that makes us understand that the history of the city has almost two thousand years. Leaving the city of Potenza you can take many routes that lead to discovering the many castles that dominate many cities such as Melfi with its Castle and Avigliano with his Castle Lagopesole both built by Frederick II of Swabia; the city of Venosa that over the Aragonese Castle has an interesting archaeological park with numerous remains of buildings of Roman origin, in fact the city is the birthplace of the famous latin poet Horace. The province is home to the Pollino National Park and with the Natural Reserve of Lake Pantano of Pignola, the Park of the Lucanian Dolomites and the Lucana Forest offers to any fan of trekking and the possibility of a complete immersion in an uncontaminated nature. On the coast overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea you can relax on the beaches of Maratea and the curious can go to discover the various karstic caves found in this area. Although you are in a region of southern Italy in the winter you can ski in the area of Passo of the La Sellata, thanks to the abundant snow that occur in this area.