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Cetara

Cetara, (Salerno) Tempo di lettura: meno di 1 minuto

The road that from Vietri continues winding along Amalfi Coast to Punta di Fuenti, crosses Albore valley and is dominated for a short distance by the villages of Raito and Albori, continues to the ancient basin of Cetara, surrounded by Mount Falerio, partly green and lush citrus and partly sparse and wild. Last possession of the ancient Duchy of Amalfi, Cetara has always been a fishing village, not surprisingly its name derives from "cetari", sellers of big fish, or tuna. Ancient tradition, which has been prolonged over time, is that of the departure of local fishermen for Algeria and Morocco in the months of March and April, to also devote themselves to the fishing of anchovies, which are preserved here in salt, for Mediterranean use. Already known to ancient Romans of the famous "colatura". Colatura di Alici of Cetara is one of the main gastronomic attractions of the area, in addition to the natural and artistic beauties that have made the small village an open-air cinema set. Thanks to its splendid geographical position, Cetara is one of UNESCO sites of Amalfi Coast. To visit: Tower of Cetara (XVI century), Church and the Convent of San Francesco of the seventeenth century, with the dome frescoed by the painter Marco Benincasa, Baroque church of San Pietro Apostolo and Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli (XIX century). During the summer, Patronal Feast of San Pietro is particularly evocative (29 June); another important event is Tuna Festival.

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