A frazione of Vico Equense, the hamlet of Seiano sits next to its sister city and has its own train station. Above the sea is Seiano while at the water's edge is the Marina di Seiano (also called Marina di Equa, or Aequa). The town looks at Vico Equense across a gorge, and like its bigger sister has a panoramic church sitting on a promontory-type rise, with spectacular views.
The town is named for an ambitious Roman military and politcal figure who was the confidante of Emperor Tiberius. The position above the sea with breezes quickly gained favor for ancient Romans wanting a healthy getaway. The current town dates to the Lombards, in the 1200s. It was an important mercantile and shipping town.
Seiano shares the similar ambiance of Vico Equense, and despite its small size has some shops, coffee bars and restaurants to enjoy, and the marina below with a harbor, seafront dining, and beaches.
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