Cetara and Vietri sul Mare

Cetara and Vietri sul Mare. Only a few kilometers away from the city of Salerno, of all the towns on the Amalfi Coast, Cetara and Vietri are the least reliant on tourism and, perhaps, for this reason, the most authentic of the area's fishing towns.
Cetara ia a quintessential Mediterranean fishing village: a handful of houses clustered around a majolica domed Church, a small port and a beach lined with bobbing fishing boats. It was in the distant 879 that Saracen pirates first landed in the area and chose Cetara as their base from where to attack the other towns along the Amalfi Coast. Today, the only sign of Cetara's turbulent past is the town's ancient watch tower. Visitors come to Cetrara to eat what is widely considered to be the best fish on the Amalfi Coast: including the town's legendary Colatura di Alici, an anchovy syrup similar to the Ancient Roman "Garum", and fresh tuna caught using the traditional nets. Cetara's tuna is famous throughout the world and vast quantities are exported to Japan, where it is used in sushi dishes.

Vietri sul Mare, china town. Since Medieval times, Vietri sul Mare, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, has been famous for its ceramics. For generations, the inhabitants of this pretty seaside town have been producing precious porcelain, more often than not painted in bright yellows, greens and blues.To learn more about the history of Vietri sul Mare's most important industry, head to the Ceramic Museum in Raito's Villa Guariglia. Colorful ceramics were used to tile the dome of the 18th century church of San Giovanni Battista, which can be seen from almost every corner of the town and from the "Due Fratelli" beach, which owes its name (Two Brothers) to the twin sea stacks rising up out of the water immediately opposite.

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