Looking from the small village of Vico Equense towards Mount Vesuvius over the bay of Naples. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum as well as several other settlements. until today the Vulcano ist still active.

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Vico Equense

Known to the Romans as Aequa, Vico Equense (Vico) is a small clifftop town about 10km east of Sorrento and just five stops away via the Circumvesuviana train. Largely bypassed by international tourists, it’s a laid-back, authentic place worth a quick stopover, if only to sample some of the famous pizza by the metre.

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