Along one of the most beautiful and evocative parts of the coast of Naples, between Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia, is Vico Equense, resting on a tufaceous bed, surrounded by nature and overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
The city was founded in the thirteenth century, by Charles II of Anjou, on the remains of the Roman city Aequana, recently discovered, dating back to the seventh century BC The territory is divided into 13 suburban villages (Frazioni-Casali) covering an area of almost 30 square kilometers.
Interesting places to visit are: Mount Faito, a destination for excursions and picnics; Marina of Aequa, also known as Seiano; Marina of Vico Equense; Campania Mineralogical Museum; the Museum of Sacred Art; the Antiquarian Aequano and the Giusso Castle.
Numerous are the churches in the area, like that of the Annunziata, a rare example of a Gothic church in the Sorrento peninsula.
A ‘must’ are Giginos starred restaurants, where you can sample the famous pizza by the meter.
Distance: 5 km.
By car / motorcycle: take road 145 towards Naples and exit at Vico Equense
By train: the Circumvesuviana Sorrento-Naples line and get off at Vico Equense
By sea: line 1 of the Metro del Mare, embarking from the port of Marina Piccola in Sorrento
INFORMATION AND USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
Police: tel. +390818016640
Taxi: tel. +390818015405
Post Offices: Via San Ciro 57 - Via Masturzo 22/24 (Arola)
Tourist office (Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno Cura e turismo): Piazza Umberto I 19, tel. 0818015752 - Via San Ciro 16, tel. +39 081879882