Get to Vico Equense
Vico Equense is a city that offers many possibilities for tourism. Here are the major attractions of the area.
THE WALL OF FAME
The “Wall of Fame” is a wall realized in the centre of Vico Equense, in Piazza Kennedy, inspired by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It collects the autographs of the important Italian and international cinema personalities who are guests of the editions of Social World Film Festival. Obviously the first autograph installed has been Maria Grazia Cucinotta’s one, impressed by the Patroness of the third edition on a clay plate and copied on bronze. In the next years and future editions of the Festival, more and more autograph will follow. The wall also includes a ceramic plate 3 metres large and 30 centimetres high.
Further information is available on site www.monumentocinema.com
MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES
Museum of motion pictures and the territory of the Sorrento Peninsula: two halls of the Town Hall of Vico Equense collect documents, photographic memories, videos of the films shot in these wonderful places, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding between the mayors of the area, from Castellammare di Stabia to Massa Lubrense.
Further information is available on site www.museocinema.com
MUSEO MINERALOGICO CAMPANO
The Mineralogical Museum of Vico Equense is located in Via San Ciro No. 2. It was established in 1992 by the Fondazione Discepolo. In the Museum is housed the largest collection of minerals that has 3500 specimens from around the world and collected by Mr. Pasquale Discepoli. Since 1997, he opened the paleontological section where are on display dinosaur fossils (eggs, claws, teeth) and splendid examples of notosauro and mesosauro.
Further information is available on site www.museomineralogicocampano.it
ANTIQUARIO SILIO ITALICO
The Museum Antique Silio Italico, site in Filangieri Course at the Municipal Building, houses in three halls some 200 exhibits of various civilizations (Greek, Etruscan and Italic), testimony of the urban settlement between the seventh and third centuries BC.
Are exposition ceramics, buccheri and Etruscan bronzes, vases and cups Ionic and Corinthian vases, jewelry and weapons. The modern construction through educational panels also reconstructs the events of Necropolis, where at various stages since 1965 have been found about 200 graves.
The sulfur water (salt - bromine - iodine) of Scrajo has many properties that allow use in all forms of thermal therapy. The action is more characteristic of the anti-inflammatory that is used in all of chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, skin, respiratory and female genital apparatus.
In the heart of the city center of Vico Equense, on tuffaceous headland overlooking the Sorrento Peninsula, stands the majestic and elegant castle of Charles II of Anjou.
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