Amalfi and Vettica
Amalfi embraces within its territory , as well as the city center , five hamlets along the west coast . Vettica extends to the edge of the village of Conca dei Marini and enchants with its delightful beaches , caves and lemon terraces . The area is characterized by medieval houses once belonged to families further enriched with maritime commerce . Vettica has always been a favorite place of residence by the nobles of Amalfi which granted their lands to pastinandum to local farmers , who were divided between the work of sailors and of the fields.
The town of Vettica of Amalfi retains all the charm and the identity of the Amalfi Coast : immersed in the typical Mediterranean vegetation ( between the scents of myrtle, strawberry tree , sage, laurel , juniper , mastic, rosemary, caper ) , that between the eleventh and twelfth centuries , in the hilly slopes , has been replaced by terraces supported by dry -stone walls , planted with citrus trees, olive trees , vines, carob tree s, medlar and mulberry trees . The characteristic arbor support the vines and lemon trees, allowing the cultivation of the ground below , to vegetables and herbs typical of the traditional cuisine of the area, giving freshness and shelter. The typical houses with vaulted represent the union between the other four structures of the coastal landscape and hills : the carcare , terraces , pathways and structures tiers conduction of water. The name of the village comes from the greek word Euactè , good bay, that has transformed over time into Baetica , Bettica and finally Vettica .