Castellammare di Stabia
|Castellammare di Stabia|
|Comune di Castellammare di Stabia|
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio.
|Province||Metropolitan City of Naples|
|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 [kaˌstɛllamˈmaːre di ˈstaːbja] (Neapolitan: Castiellammare 'e Stabia) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania region, in 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 A.D. 79. The castle the city takes its name from was erected 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 22 January 1863, and the current name on 31 May 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.
- 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
- Luigi Basco, fictional character; protagonist of Life with Luigi
- Giuseppe Bonito (1707–1789), painter
- Catello, Saint (9th century), Patron of the city
- Bruno Cirillo (born 1977), footballer
- Luigi Denza (1846–1922), composer of the most famous Italian traditional song "Funiculì, Funiculà"
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (born 1999), youngest footballer to play in Serie A, goalkeeper for A.C. Milan
- Michele Esposito (1855–1929), influential composer, pianist, conductor, who worked mostly in Ireland
- Gennaro Iezzo (born 1973), football goalkeeper
- Marcel Jovine (1921–2003), sculptor and toy designer
- Mario Merola (1934–2006), Neapolitan-style singer
- Antonio Mirante (born 1983), footballer
- Fabio Quagliarella (born 1983), footballer
- Gabriele De Rosa (1917–2009), historian and politician
- Romeo A. Serrapica (1921–1995), artist merchant, photographer, union alumni
- John Serry, Sr. (1915–2003), aka Giovanni Serrapica American musician, composer, arranger, educator
- Ettore Tito (1859–1941), painter
- Luigi Vitale (born 1987), footballer
- Raffaele Viviani (1888–1950), author, playwright, actor, musician
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Castellammare di Stabia.|
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