Sorrento Coast - Vico Equense, your holiday joining sea and hills

     

     

    Vico Equense was built on a tuff rock and was already inhabited in VI century b.C.. The first inhabitants were Osci people, followed by the Etrurians, and the Greeks, as shown by the necropolis.

    The ancient area of Vico Equense is interesting and going from Piazza Umberto I to the castle is a relaxing and nice walk. In Via Filangieri there is the beautiful Baroque church dedicated to the saints Ciro and John and the town hall.

    In Vescovado, a charming hamlet of this area, there is the church dedicated to Our Lady of the Annunciation from the XIV century. Very interesting is the 'Museo Mineralogico Campano', a museum dedicated to minerals where you can have a look to the collectuon of the engineer Pasquale Discepolo, who collected more than 3500 fossil samples from all over the world.

    Nowadays the main resource of the town is tourism. The small beaches are very picturesque and suggestive, because hidden among rocks.

    There are well-equipped tourist facilities, either in Marina di Vico or Marina di Equa, but in Vico Equense there is Scrajo Mare, one of the most ancient shores of the area, where you can also find a swimming pool with sulphurous water. Tourists can also have nice and relaxing walks on Mount Faito, the best known mountain of the Lattari Mountains, covered by beech woods.

    In Vico Equense you can taste many typical products, such as salami seasoned with orange peel, or the ?caprignetti?, small balls made with goat cheese and kept in oil.