Vietri sul Mare

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Vietri sul Mare
Comune
Comune di Vietri sul Mare
View of Vietri sul Mare
View of Vietri sul Mare
Coat of arms of Vietri sul Mare
Coat of arms
Vietri sul Mare within the Province of Salerno
Vietri sul Mare within the Province of Salerno
Vietri sul Mare is located in Italy
Vietri sul Mare
Vietri sul Mare
Location of Vietri sul Mare in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 14°44′E / 40.667°N 14.733°E / 40.667; 14.733
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Frazioni Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea, Iaconti, Molina, Raito, San Vincenzo
Government
 • Mayor Franco Benincasa
Area
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (1 April 2009[1])
 • Total 8,365
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym Vietresi (Dialcet: Vietraiuli)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84019
Dialing code 089
Patron saint John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Vietri sul Mare ("Vietri on the Sea") is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. It is a popular tourist destination because it is a convenient place to start the Amalfi Coast drive. It is the last or first town on the Amalfi Coast and inhabitants like to call it “The First Pearl of the Amalfi,” claiming that the Amalfi begins at Vietri, which is just west of Salerno. Vietri is the origin of dishes, flowerpots, vases and tiles found in restaurants, hotels and homes throughout the Amalfi area.

Geography[edit]

The town is bordered by Cava de' Tirreni, Cetara, Maiori and Salerno. The quarter by the sea, named Marina di Vietri is located to the south of the town. The village and frazione of Raito is close to the town. The other frazioni are Albori, Benincasa, Dragonea (including the localities of Iaconti and San Vincenzo) and Molina. Vietri sul Mare is the first of the 13 pearls of the Amalfi Coast, set in the most protected location of the homonymous gulf, at the foot of Monte San Liberatore and dominates the valley of the Bonea river. Temperature in the coldest month, January is about +10.4 °C; whereas during the summer, July and August the average temperature is about +26.4 °C.[2]

Famous people related to Vietri sul Mare[edit]

  • Antonio Carluccio, chef
  • Antonio Forcellino, historian
  • Antonio Savastano, opera singer,
  • Giuseppe Prezzolini, writer, honoured citizen

Airports[edit]

The nearest airports:

• Salerno-Pontecagnano (QSR) 24 km

• Napoli-Capodichino (NAP) 54 km

Directions: From Naples, head south on A3, take the Vietri Sul Mare exit and you’re there. There is a small metered parking lot right in the town center, but also limited parking along some of the streets

Tourist Office[edit]

Officially called Centro Turistico Acli a Vietri sul Mare, or CTA. Located just off Piazza Matteotti at the junction of Via XXV Luglio and Via Costiera. The staff arrange special tours and provide information about the host of cultural events.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Vietri sul Mare at Wikimedia Commons