VIETRI SUL MARE, THE FIRST PEARL OF AMALFITANA COAST
sea town, Vietri sul Mare is the first town of Amalfi
Coast: its first pearl, situated in the most protected
corner of the Gulf of Salerno.
The centre of the town, dominated by San
is on a terraced land towards the sea and is dominated by
San Giovanni Battista Church, too. This church is the most
important monument of the town, built in XVII century, with
an elegant glazed dome.
Marina is a small hamlet, where people go during the weekends
and on summer holidays. At its centre there is the tower
built in XVI century against Saracen invasions.
The territory is crossed by Bonea
River, and represents
a point of connection between Lattari Mountains and the more
inner Picentini Mountains. The landscape is variegated: for
centuries the local natural vegetation and woods (chestnut
groves, ilexes and copses) have been enriched by the cultivated
lands. The most important products are grapevines and citruses.
The valley of Albori hamlet was declared the place of Pinguicola
hirtifolia, an interesting carnivorous plant, very common
in this area. Vietri sul Mare is very famous for its ceramics
whose production dates back to XV century. Today this ceramics
is very well known and appreciated also abroad.