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Gragnano Pasta: a story of excellence

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Pasta: an Italian product The story of pasta is a typically Italian story in the fullest sense of the expression, and one which finds a place of special adhesion in Naples and Campania – but especially in the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the case of Gragnano pasta. It is an Italian story because it spread across […]

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Christmas in Vico Equense

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The most beautiful festivities The Christmas holidays are the most beautiful of the year: lights, colours, traditions, music and (let’s say) a little bite to eat, enliven the period. Christmas in Vico Equense is rich in all of these, and holidaying there at this time of year is an experience not to be forgotten.   The […]

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Nerano, Sant’Agata and the Due Golfi (Two Gulfs)

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From Vico to the Gulf of Salerno In separating the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, the two gulfs of Campania, the Sorrento Peninsula presents two coasts of exceptional beauty and appeal. Although they are similar, these two coasts have differing characteristics which represent the rivalry that is tangible across the whole of Italy: Which coast […]

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Other Excavations: Visit Ercolano

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The Ancient City of Ercolano The Ercolano excavations are located at some 20 minutes from Vico. Although these excavations are less famous, they are as fascinating as those of Pompeii. The dreadful volcanic eruption of 79 AD destroyed a portion of Campania and buried many cities and towns under lava and lapilli. An important centre […]

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Authentic Neapolitan pizza

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The traditional pizza What makes a true ‘Pizza Napoletana’? in the age of social media, debates spring up around any suggestions that are out of line with what is traditional and ‘proper’: we forget that, in the kitchen, tradition is simply an innovation that turned out well at some point in the past and that […]

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The museums of Vico Equense

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Vico Equense, what to see: the museums Visiting Vico offers thousands of possibilities, including interesting opportunities for those who are interested in museums and artworks. The first most original opportunity is offered by the mineralogical museum, which is near to a spot overlooking the sea along the beautiful Via Filangieri, which offers some of the […]

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Archaeology on the Sorrento Coast

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Greeks and Romans on the Sorrentine peninsula The archaeological sites of Campania: reading these words immediately brings to mind Pompeii. But Campania and the Sorrentine peninsula have a wealth of extraordinary archaeological remains, and visitors with an interest in Greco-Roman antiquity will be fully satisfied. The coasts of Campania are linked to myths and legends […]

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Mount Faito, dominating the Peninsula

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Mount Faito, dominating the Peninsula Mount Faito is the highest part of the Lattari Mountains, which constitute the backbone of the Sorrento Peninsula, offering a unique panorama of the sea and mountain, visible in very few other places in the world. We are in the territory of the municipality of Vico Equense, and we are […]

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Naples in a day

un giorno a napoli: il palazzo reale

See Naples and then return Visiting Naples in a day is a great opportunity but also a great shame. A great shame, because the city deserves a longer visit, and a great opportunity because even a single day offers an exciting experience. Reaching Naples by train allows you to immediately enjoy one of the marvels […]

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