|Metropolitan City of Naples|
|• Total||5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||44 m (144 ft)|
|Population (30 November 2015)|
|• Density||5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Sosius the Levite & Martyr|
|Saint day||23 September|
Frattamaggiore (locally also known as Fratta) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy. It is located 15 kilometers north of Naples and 15 kilometers southwest of Caserta. It was awarded the title of "City of art" in 2008 and named Benedictine city in 1997.
The first records of Frattamaggiore date to 921 AD, although the area was probably settled in pre-Roman times. The people of Atella built a watchtower in response to the Vandal invasion of 455AD, around which refugees from Miseno settled when their town was razed by the Saracens; here they also built a Catholic temple in honour of Sossius, that is the patronus of Frattamaggiore.
Frattamaggiore is served by:
- the provincial road 162, a fast road that connects the city to the Milano-Napoli freeway;
- a railway station on the Rome–Formia–Naples railway;
- several bus lines of the Public Transport Company of Naples, that connect the city to Naples, Caserta, Afragola, Casoria, Sant'Antimo, Orta di Atella, Frattaminore and other closer cities;
- the Naples International Airport, 10 kilometers from Frattamaggiore.
- Massimo Stanzione (1585 – 1656), painter
- Francesco Durante (1684 – 1755), composer
- Sirio Giametta (1912 - 2005), architect
- Francesco Lodi (1984- ), football player
- Lorenzo Insigne (1991- ), football player
- Striano, Italy, since 2006
- Official website (in Italian)