The traditional pottery made in Vietri and in other places on the Amalfi Coast is a relics of the Arabic culture that was predominant here centuries ago.
The Arabs were able to prepare this polychrome pottery and the people living here learnt their secrets and started to specialise in the same activity.
Already in year 889 there are reports of pottery trades between the Amalfi Coast and Taranto. At the beginning they were mostly vases and plates.
And for centuries the production didn't change, until when, in the 17th century they started to create religious objects like holy water stoups.
In the 19th century started another kind of production, more linked with the daily life, and sprung out the famous Vietri?s tile, used to cover floors and terraces, polychrome and with simple ornamental patterns like flowers, the sun, the moon, stars etc.
The colours are the basic ones, predominantly blue, yellow and green.