Destinations / Italy / Sorrento and Amalfi Coast / Vico Equense
Pretty much an undiscovered gem on the Sorrento Coast, the hilltop village of Vico Equense absolutely deserves a visit. Subjects to in Vico Equense promise lazy days of lotus eating, hours of balmy sunshine and evenings spent in a local trattoria over brimming plates of pasta and pizza, washed down with delicious local wine.
A coastal resort in the Province of Naples with gorgeous Sorrento only a short 10k drive away, Vico Equense is a wonderful choice for a holiday in Italy. Vico Equense holidays combine the delights of the Campania region and the best that southern Italy has to offer with the ever so slight sophistication of that magnificent Amalfi Coast with its hairpin bends and breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.
Vico Equense lies atop a cliff with spectacular vistas and, being close to the ferry port, boat trips to the world famous Blue Isle of Capri are only a shell's throw away. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii; discover the slopes of Mt Vesuvius or go shopping in chic Sorrento. Subjects to in Vico Equense enjoy that elusive combination of simplicity, ancient history and a smidgeon of local colour thrown in for good measure.
Vico Equense holidays are definitely recommended for daytime relaxation and the village provides the perfect pivotal point for uncovering the undisputed delights of the stunning Amalfi Coast. With some lovely architectural features, the historic centre is very picturesque and remnants of the only Gothic Cathedral in the whole region still exists in Vico Equense, dating back to the 14th century.
In a more modern context, these days Vico Equense is famous for making pizza by the metre! The village is very proud of its culinary skills and superb local restaurants cook up mouthwatering specialities. Many have outdoor terraces too where you can feast on the wonderful food and fall under the romantic spell of the Bay of Naples by twinkling starlight. The other claim to fame of Vico Equense is being the birthplace of Bruce Springsteen's ancestors!
There are no direct flights to Vico Equense, but regular flights from Dublin direct to Naples with Aer Lingus serve the area and ClickandGo offers a great array of hotels in the region.