Vico Equense is on a cliff hanging over the sea along the road between Naples and Sorrento. It is easy to get around here on the so-called circumvesuviana funicular railway that connects Naples with Sorrento. The town is quite large with approx. 20,000 inhabitants, but is not very well know since there are few good beaches. People have struggled with the large waves that have eroded the beaches over the years. However, the scenery is stunning and the otherwise larger and popular northern beaches cannot compete in terms of scenery. The town is known for its gastronomic specialities such as salami with orange peel, burrini cheese (small pieces of cheese filled with butter) and caprignetti (marinated goats cheese). The most famous of these is the Provolone del Monaco.