Torre Annunziata

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Torre Annunziata
Comune
Città di Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms
Torre Annunziata is located in Italy
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Location of Torre Annunziata in Italy
Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Frazioni Rovigliano
Government
 • Mayor Giosuè Starita (TP)
Area
 • Total 7.33 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (30 April 2009)
 • Total 44,197
 • Density 6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym Torresi or Oplontini (the latter is rare)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80058
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Madonna of the Snow
Saint day October 22 and August 5
Website Official website

Torre Annunziata is a city and comune in the province of Naples, region of Campania in Italy. It is located on the Gulf of Naples at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius.

History[edit]

The city was destroyed in the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD and in 1631. It is known locally in the Neapolitan dialect as Torre Nunziata.[1] The city was once the seat of important ironwork (Deriver, Dalmine) food processing and pasta industries. Today industries still active include naval, armament and pharmaceutical ones.

The archaeological site of Oplonti is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv, v
Reference 829
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)

Main sights[edit]

On the Tabula Peutingeriana Torre Annunziata is called Oplonti.

In the communal territory, one of the richest Roman villas has been excavated. Dating to the 1st century BC, it probably belonged to the gens Poppaea, and is known as Villa Poppaea.

Dialect[edit]

Although a comparatively small town, essentially a suburb of Naples, Torre Annunziata has its own unique dialect, a variation of Neapolitan, quite distinct, particularly in pronunciation, which is known as Torrese.

Sport[edit]

Torre Annunziata is home to F.C. Savoia 1908 who play at the Stadio Giraud and currently play in Serie D of Italy's football pyramid. Their highest achievement was during the 1923-24 season where they finished Serie A runners up.

Professional footballer Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ nap:Torre Nunziata Torre Nunziata, nap.wikipedia]

See also[edit]

Media related to Torre Annunziata at Wikimedia Commons