Castellaneta is a small town surrounded by the protected area of the ravine, where, centuries ago, farmers sought refuge from the attacks of the pirates. The heart of the village is a triumph of elegance e and beauty, with the Cathedral, the Church of San Domenico and the Bishop’s Palace. The atmosphere of the Marina is really fascinating. Here the life of the people is closely linked with the sea and the traditions of the seafaring people. Castellaneta is known also for being the home town of the famous actor of silent films Rodolfo Valentino. Here visitors can see his childhood home and a museum with a collection of over 40,000 publications on the actor, his personal belongings and the posters of his films.