The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

Marina at Salerno with Vietri sul Mare in foreground (viewed from the...

Vietri sul Mare (viewed from the mountainside in Raito)

Statue - O Maria Protector of Raito

Nick with village of Vietri sul Mare in background

Mountains above village of Raito

Old buildings on mountainside above village of Raito

Buildings in village of Raito above the Tyrrhenian Sea

Ceramiche Factory in village of Vietri sul Mare

View along the Amalfi Coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea from Vietri sul...

Village of Raito on the Amalfi Coast

Bay below the village of Vietri sul Mare along the Amalfi Coast

Prickly Pear Cactus on the hillside below Vietri sul Mare

Buildings in village of Vietri sul Mare

Barb in front of Ceramiche Shop in Vietri sul Mare

Barb with villages of Vietri sul Mare and Salerno in background

Nick with villages of Vietri sul Mare and Salerno in background

This morning we climbed the streets of Raito, having to watch for vehicles as we went, since the streets were very narrow and sidewalks really didn't exist. The streets are so narrow that cars can hardly pass each other without we were walking a car stopped on the side of the road and a woman got out and walked around to the passenger side of the car and stuck her side mirror back on....her car and another had just passed in the narrow street and her side mirror got knocked off. We asked if she needed help and she said "no happens all the time!!" The patron saint of Raito is the Madonna and her image is everywhere in the form of statues and icons and tile frescoes. In the afternoon we took the hotel shuttle into the village of Vietri sul Mare and this town has an over abundance of ceramic shops.....almost every other shop is a ceramic shop selling pottery and tiles, bowls and kitchen name it they have it available.

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