Castellammare di Stabia

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Castellammare di Stabia
Comune
Comune di Castellammare di Stabia
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio
Coat of arms of Castellammare di Stabia
Coat of arms
Castellammare within the Metropolitan City of Naples
Castellammare within the Metropolitan City of Naples
Castellammare di Stabia is located in Italy
Castellammare di Stabia
Castellammare di Stabia
Location of Castellammare di Stabia in Italy
Coordinates: 40°42′N 14°29′E / 40.700°N 14.483°E / 40.700; 14.483
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
Frazioni Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano, Varano
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Pannullo
Area
 • Total 17.71 km2 (6.84 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 July 2015)[1]
 • Total 66,618
 • Density 3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stabiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80053
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Saint Catellus
Saint day January 19
Website Official website

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.

History[edit]

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.

Religious Buildings[edit]

Excavation of Villas[edit]

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 not need for a ticket .

Geography[edit]

Castellammare borders with the municipalities of Gragnano, Pimonte, Pompei, Santa Maria la Carità, Torre Annunziata and Vico Equense.[2]

It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano and Varano.

Sport[edit]

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.

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ 40689 (x a j h) Castellammare di Stabia on OpenStreetMap

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