Vico Equense

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Vico Equense
Comune
Comune di Vico Equense
Vico Equense.jpg
Vico Equense is located in Italy
Vico Equense
Vico Equense
Location of Vico Equense in Italy
Coordinates: 40°40′N 14°26′E / 40.667°N 14.433°E / 40.667; 14.433Coordinates: 40°40′N 14°26′E / 40.667°N 14.433°E / 40.667; 14.433
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Arola, Bonea, Fornacelle, Massaquano, Moiano, Montechiaro, Pacognano, Pietrapiano, Preazzano, Sant'Andrea, Seiano, Ticciano, Tordigliano-Chiosse, Villaggio Monte Faito
Government
 • Mayor Gennaro Cinque
Area
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)
 • Total 20,695
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Vicani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80069
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Cyrus and John
Saint day 31 January
Website Official website

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

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

A 7th century, pre-Roman necropolis has been found in the area. Later, when it was called Latin: Aequana[1]) 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. It is also world famous as the home town of Bruce Springsteen's maternal ancestors.

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Media related to Vico Equense at Wikimedia Commons