Castellammare di Stabia
Castellammare di Stabia
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio
Castellammare within the Metropolitan City of Naples
|Metropolitan city||Naples (NA)|
|Frazioni||Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano, Varano|
|• Mayor||Gaetano Cimmino|
|• Total||17.71 km2 (6.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|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, of the city it 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. But you can visit Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco. To visit them there is no need for a ticket.
It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano and Varano.
The local football team, SS Juve Stabia, currently plays in Italian Lega Pro/C and is one of the oldest football teams in Italy, having been created in 1907. SS Juve Stabia plays its matches in Romeo Menti Stadium.
- Pliny the Elder, born Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), adoptive citizen and resident of Stabiae (ancient name of Castellammare di Stabia), where he died during the August 25, AD 79 Mt. Vesuvius eruption. Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.
- Catello, Saint (9th century), Patron of the city
- Giuseppe Bonito (1707–1789), painter
- Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) worked here on his Dead Souls in 1838, while living at the count Repnin's summer house.
- Luigi Denza (1846–1922), composer of the most famous Italian traditional song Funiculì, Funiculà
- Michele Esposito (1855–1929), influential composer, pianist, conductor, who worked mostly in Ireland
- Ettore Tito (1859–1941), painter
- Raffaele Viviani (1888–1950), author, playwright, actor, musician
- John Serry, Sr. (1915–2003; aka Giovanni Serrapica) American musician, composer, arranger, educator
- Gabriele De Rosa (1917–2009), historian and politician
- Marcel Jovine (1921–2003), sculptor and toy designer
- Mario Merola (1934–2006), Neapolitan-style singer
- Giuseppe (1959) and Carmine Abbagnale (1962), Olympic gold medal rowers, grown up and trained at the Castellammare Yachting Club
- Gennaro Iezzo (born 1973), football goalkeeper
- Bruno Cirillo (born 1977), footballer
- Antonio Mirante (born 1983), footballer
- Fabio Quagliarella (born 1983), footballer
- Luigi Vitale (born 1987), footballer
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (born 1999), A.C. Milan goalkeeper, second-youngest goalkeeper to play in Serie A
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Castellammare di Stabia.|
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