Castellammare di Stabia
|Castellammare di Stabia|
|Città di Castellammare di Stabia|
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio.
|Frazioni||Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano, Varano|
|• Mayor||Nicola Cuomo|
|• Total||17.71 km2 (6.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||3,600/km2 (9,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Catellus|
|Saint day||January 19|
Castellammare di Stabia is a comune in the province of Naples, Campania region, southern Italy. It is situated on the Bay of Naples about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast of Naples, on the route to Sorrento.
Castellammare di Stabia lies next to the ancient Roman city of Stabiae, which was destroyed by the Vesuvio eruption in AD 79. The castle the city takes its name from was erected in around the 9th century on a hill commanding the southern side of the Gulf of Naples. It was restored during the reign of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and enlarged by King Charles I of Anjou.
The comune, previously called Castellamare, assumed the name Castellammare on January 22, 1863, and the current name on May 31, 1912.
Excavation of Villas
The excavation of Roman villas preserved by the Eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 is currently underway.
The local football team, SS Juve Stabia, currently plays in Italian Serie B and is one of the oldest football teams in Italy, having been created in 1907. The "Romeo Menti" stadium where SS Juve Stabia plays is dedicated to Romeo Menti, who played for SS Juve Stabia in 1945 and died in the tragic 1949 Superga air disaster, when a plane crash killed most of the players of Torino FC.
- Al Capone's (1899–1947) family home town. Al (Alphonse Gabriel) Capone is the most famous American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate.
- Abbagnale, brothers - Italian rowers and several times Olympic world champions. Pair made by Giuseppe (1959) and Carmine (1962) grown up and trained at the Castellammare Yachting Club.
- Antonio Mirante, footballer.
- Bruno Cirillo, footballer.
- Catello, Saint. Patron of the city.
- Ettore Tito (1859–1941), painter.
- Fabio Quagliarella, footballer
- Gabriele De Rosa (1917–2009), historian and politician.
- Gennaro Iezzo, football goalkeeper.
- Giuseppe Bonito, painter.
- John Serry, Sr. (1915–2003), aka Giovanni Serrapica American musician, composer, arranger, educator.
- Luigi Denza (1846–1922), author of the most famous Italian traditional song "Funiculì, Funiculà."
- Luigi Vitale, footballer.
- Mario Merola, Neapolitan-style singer.
- Michele Esposito (1855-1928), influential composer, pianist, conductor, who worked mostly in Ireland.
- Raffaele Viviani (1888–1950), author, playwright, actor, musician. Viviani is often mentioned as the first modern-era all-around musical artist.
- Romeo A. Serrapica (1921–1995), artist merchant, photographer, union alumni. Parents born and raised in Castellammare di Stabia. Serrapica is a brother of John Serry, Sr. Giovanni Serrapica, his parents were raised in Castellamare di Stabia.
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