San Giorgio is a hilltop town found south west of Rotondella on the outskirts of the Pollino National Park surrounded by dense forest. Built in 1534 by Albanian immigrants, San Giorgio Lucano was a place of refuge for those escaping from Muslim occupation, before later becoming part of the feud of the State of Noia prior to being controlled by the Pignatelli family. The Sanctuary of
the Madonna del Pantano, built in 1560, is near the cave where a statue of the Madonna was found.