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Vietri sul Mare ("Vietri on the Sea") is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy.

is a popular tourist destination because it is a convenient place to start the Amalfi Coast drive. It is the last or first town on the Amalfi Coast and inhabitants like to call it “The First Pearl of the Amalfi,” claiming that the Amalfi begins at Vietri, which is just west of Salerno. Vietri is the origin of dishes, flowerpots, vases and tiles found in restaurants, hotels and homes throughout the Amalfi area.

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The town is bordered by Cava de' Tirreni, Cetara, Maiori and Salerno. The quarter by the sea, named Marina di Vietri is located to the south of the town.

The village and frazione of Raito is close to the town. The other frazioni are Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea (including the localities of Iaconti and San Vincenzo) and Molina.

Vietri sul Mare is the first of the 13 pearls of the Amalfi Coast, set in the most protected location of the homonymous gulf, at the foot of Monte San Liberatore and dominates the valley of the Bonea river. Temperature in the coldest month, January is about +10.4 °C; whereas during the summer, July and August the average temperature is about +26.4 °C.

Tourist Office: Officially called Centro Turistico Acli a Vietri sul Mare, or CTA. Located just off Piazza Matteotti at the junction of Via XXV Luglio and Via Costiera. The staff arrange special tours and provide information about the host of cultural events. Read more on Wikipedia


Ceramics - Pottery

If you’ve ever had even a passing interest in ceramics, the Italian town of Vietri sul Mare is a must-see. Located just north of Salerno along the Amalfi Coast, this seaside hamlet contains enough pottery to outfit every home in southern Italy. Fire-glazed and brightly painted with sunny images of everyday life, thousands of items are crammed into the small shops along the two or three main streets that make up the town. Buildings display embedded mosaics or painted scenes on their walls. Many of the shop exteriors are covered in ceramic façade, like wallpaper murals. The pottery designs run the gamut from confusingly modern to simplistically traditional. Lemons, sunflowers, fish, grapes, and sun and moon are the most popular themes found on the plates, pitchers, mugs, serving platters, vases, lamps and just about every other household item on display. One piece in particular stands out because it is found in almost every shop, even the few that don’t sell ceramics. “The donkey is one of the first objects made by hand here,” explains Assunta Falcone, whose family owns several shops in town. “It has become a symbol of Vietri. The younger generation doesn’t understand the significance.” Read more on

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