MUNICIPALITY: Vietri sul Mare
NAME: Villa Guariglia
DESCRIPTION:The villa (until 1970 the property of the ambassador of Italy, of the Order of Malta, and Minister in the Badoglio government), originally a farmhouse, has undergone numerous changes since 1800 that have transformed it into the present structure, consisting of a central body of residential type, with an adjoining chapel, and minor buildings scattered in the park, including a small tower, swimming pool, etc…
The park, which takes advantage of the local technique of terraces, is an example of Mediterranean scrub; in the 1981 turret, on the other hand, stands the Museum of Ceramics, which collects numerous testimonies of local production.
SEE, VISIT, FIND: The Museum is open every day, except for Monday, from 8.15 am to 3.15 pm (Sunday opening varies).
FRUITION DATA: Approximately 20,000 visitors per year (up 20 percent).
OPPORTUNITIES: Visits to the Museum could be integrated with other forms of presentation and enhancement of ceramic handicrafts and the processing techniques behind them (intangible cultural heritage).
ROMITO M., Il Museo della Ceramica. Raito di Vietri sul mare. Catalogo, Salerno 1994.
ROMITO M., Torretta Belvedere di Villa Guariglia. Il Museo della Ceramica, Salerno 1992