Vico Equense is a quaint fishing village about 15 minutes from Sorrento. This town has an absolutely stunning view of Mount Vesuvius. This view can be observed almost immediately after you leave the train station. We chose to stay here rather than Sorrento as our base for exploring the Amalfi Coast and did not regret this choice.
To reach Vico Equense take the Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrali. From Napoli, the ride will take about 45 minutes. Our hotel was across the street from the train station, so we didn’t have to lug our bags far.
The views in this town are astounding. Almost immediately upon exiting the train station you will have an amazing view of Mount Vesuvius.
Continue walking up hill towards the piazza and turn around.
From here you have panoramic views of the village along the coast.
Vico Equense Downtown
The streets are lined with shops and it is a short distance from the train to the Piazza Umberto. The piazza is home to several cafes and shops. The village is small, so it is walkable.
We personally liked La Salumeria and ate their a few times. The food was good, staff friendly and was a great place to people watch.
There are two beaches here as well, however we never made the journey down the steep stairs to hang out there.
Quaint streets in Vico Equense are great for an evening stroll.
Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata is a beautiful gothic church overlooking the sea. It is a short walk from Piazza Umberto.
Vico Equense not only has amazing views of Mt. Vesuvius the town also has a great view coastal views and you can even see the island of Capri in the distance.
If you are visiting the Amalfi Coast this often overlooked gem of a village is a great stop to add to your itinerary.