Vietri Sul MareInformation about Vietri sul
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Vietri sul Mare is a small
town in the Amalfi Coast, only three kilometers distant from Salerno.
In the Ancient Age Vietri was an Etruscan town, then it had fallen under
the Samnites' domination and finally under the Roman rule.
Vietri is famous above all
for its ceramics handicraft, that has always been very flourishing.
Historical references of the "maiolicari" and their furnaces
located around Vietri are numerous: the most ancient written documentation
belongs to the XV century, when Vietri was one of the main centers of
a larger productive area including also Cava, Nocera and Salerno. The
main archaeological remains of this period have been recovered in the
Abbey of the near town of Cava dei Tirreni.