Tile embellished church steeples are the norm in Vietri and in nearly every town up and down the Amalfi coast.
In operation since 1947, Solimene’s landmark building features more than 20,000 pottery vessels embedded in the façade with even more pieces of pottery available for sale inside.
But you need not go into a “ceramica”, as the local factories are called, to view local craftsmanship.
It's on display on every street corner, restaurant and windowbox.
Everywhere from the local fruit store to the town hall is decorated with painted tiles.
Some street plaques are religious in nature.
Ceramics offered for sale frequently reflect Vietri’s proximity to the sea.
Homeowners from all over Italy travel to this two-story showroom to commission tiles for their kitchens, pizza ovens, walls, floors and gardens.
Look at those sunflowers, grape clusters, and lemons!
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Run right over to Things Created By Me for some great shell projects. If you gave access to beachcombed sea urchins, scroll down for a tutorial on the best way to clean them.