Founded by the Etruscans and expanded during the Roman period (there are many archeological
findings in the village of Marina), Vietri sul mare is the first town along the
Amalfi Coast after Salerno. It is a picturesque tourist location, with an economy
based on the production of ceramics and brickwork that is known for its brilliant
colors and protected by the exclusive mark "ceramica vietrese" (ceramics from Vietri
The Ceramics Museum, housed in the beautiful Villa Guariglia, preserves precious
pieces of antique ceramics, such as curious vaults filled with china to lighten
the weight and enormous multicoloured plates in which peasants dried tomatoes.
Apart from the works of important Italian potters, the museum also houses the works
of many foreign artists of the beginning of the 20th century, such as Riccardo Doelker
whose images of animals are still produced today or Irene Kowaliski who depicted
scenes of everyday local life.
By: Italia Lifestyle Locali d'Autore
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