Things to do
Food, glorious Italian food, is everywhere. Try delicacies such as salami seasoned with orange peel and smoked scarmoza cheese and stuffed with chilli and black olives. And you literally can’t miss the infamous ‘pizza by the metre’ coming out of Gigino’s pizzeria. On the other end of the gourmand scale, you have four Michelin starred restaurants to choose from in this one small town alone.
If you’re in Vico Equense on January 6th, watch the extraordinary Feast of Pacchianelleprocession pass through the streets. Based on the Nativity story, crowds of locals dress up in traditional costumes of bakers, pizza chefs, wine makers and other professions. And they carry symbolic gifts for the baby Jesus, such as oil, nuts, limoncello and cheese.
Spend a few pleasant hours strolling around town, stopping off at the Chiesa dell’ Annunziata, the only Gothic Church in the area. For never-ending views of the Amalfi coast, ride a cable car high up over the beech woods to the summit of Monte Faito that’s even higher than Vesuvius. And for a soothing natural therapeutic treatment, relax and revive at the Scrajo Mare – a beautiful beachside complex of baths fed by hot springs.