Dominating the part of the sorrentine peninsula
which goes from Scrajo to the Scutolo point, Vico
Equense is a village bathed by the sea, surrounded
of green and rock hills, where in the past peregrine
falcons had a refuge, driven out by the sovereigns
angevins, who marked of their passage the history
and the architecture of this part of the coast.
of Vico Equense is widest of the Sorrentine Peninsula, because it includes,
beyond the city itself, a series of small boroughs
on heights rich in citrus and fruits plantations,
vines and olive-trees. The farms were even a refuge
for the inhabitants of these zones, at the time of
the sarrasines incursions which had transformed the
sea into a permanent source of dangers and destructions.
Many legends are involved in the history of
the village. The green extentions of olive-trees remind
the worship of Minerve which had made gift of this
plant to the Attic, the slopes of Faito
Mont evoke the witches who would have chosen
them as remains; the caves, refuge of the hermits,
testify to the old devotions for the Madonna of the
Bull, dispenser of miracles.