One of Italy’s best gateways to the Amalfi Coast, Vietri sul Mare offers access to one of the area’s few sandy beaches, along with some of the most picturesque coastal spots in Italy. This relatively undiscovered holiday haven has colourful buildings clinging to cliffs, terraced restaurants overlooking the ocean and ancient medieval architecture.
Things to do in Vietri sul Mare
Take advantage of Vietri sul Mare’s location to access some of the Amalfi Coast’s best beaches including the sandy La Baia, which stretches for about 400 metres. Alternatively, head to La Crespella to admire a 16th-century watchtower while you sunbathe and swim in the calm Tyrrhenian Sea.
Looking for exceptional dining options? Wander along Via Christoforo Colombo to discover popular seafood restaurants, such as Ristorante Dal Pescatore Vietri and La Maison Felix. You can also find inviting Italian restaurants in the centre of town, including L'Araba Fenice and Ristorante Sesta Stazione, which serves quality pizzas.
Those seeking some Italian history should head out to Castello di Arechi, a centuries-old medieval castle with an archaeological museum and nature trails leading to panoramic sea views. Afterwards, visit the Museo della Ceramica to admire expertly crafted ceramics or the Fondazione Museo Manuel Cargaleiro to see paintings by one of Italy’s beloved artists.
Make a day trip to the nearby city of Salerno, which is renowned for the centuries-old Arechi Castle, which has sea views, and the medieval ceramics and coins at the Museo Medievale del Castello. Don’t miss seeing the Salerno Cathedral, which boasts Byzantine bronze doors, a baroque crypt and a marble altar.
Getting around Vietri sul Mare
Vietri sul Mare is best reached by flying into Salerno Costa D'Amalfi Airport, which has regional flights and bus and train connections to town. You can easily explore Vietri sul Mare on foot, but you’ll need to use buses, taxis or a hire car to venture further afield.