Vico Equense

Vico Equense

Italian Comune
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Vico Equense

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Vico Equense is a coastal town and comune in the province of Naples, in the Campania region of southern Italy.

Geography

Vico Equense is part of the greater Bay of Naples metropolitan area and is a popular destination for tourists. Located on a tuff cliff, it is relatively close to the ferry to the island of Capri, the volcano Vesuvius, the Monte Faito and the ancient town of Pompeii.

The town is bordered by Castellammare di Stabia, Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Pimonte and Positano.

History

A 7th century, pre-Roman necropolis has been found in the area. Later, when it was called ) Roman patricians chose it for their villas. After a long decline, the center started to flourish again in the late 13th century, when it became independent from the Duchy of Sorrento and King Charles II of Naples repeatedly sojourned in the town, where he also built a castle (1301). To this period also date the Cathedral, the only example of Gothic Cathedral in the Sorrentine Peninsula.

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