Vietri Sul Mare
Famous for its ceramics, Vietri sul Mare is a fascinating beach town that marks the beginning or the end of your Amalfi Coast itinerary depending on which direction you take.
Vietri sul Mare marks the eastern extremity of the Amalfi Coast, making a good place to either end or begin your tour of the region.
The town is famous for its ceramics which have been produced there since medieval times. The main shopping streets are dominated by shops selling these ceramics and there's also a museum where you can learn more about it called the Museo della Ceramica Vietrese.
Apart from the ceramics there's also a large seafront with a sandy beach. This is a popular area of the town during the summer with bars and restaurants making for a lively atmosphere both during the daytime and in the evenings.
Attractions within the town include the 17th century Church of St John the Baptist replete with its pretty Majolica tiles.
Vietri is situated a very short distance from Salerno, if you stand at the eastern edge of the beach you'll easily see the shipyards and docks of the neighbouring city which is the provincial capital.
With its train station Vietri sul Mare is one of the easiest places to reach along the Amalfi Coast. The train line connects to Naples in one direction and Salerno in the other. There are also buses running in both directions while visiting by car couldn't be easier with access from the main Amalfi Coast Road.