San Sebastiano al Vesuvio

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San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
Metropolitan City of Naples
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio is located in Italy
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio
Location of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio in Italy
Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°22′E / 40.833°N 14.367°E / 40.833; 14.367Coordinates: 40°50′N 14°22′E / 40.833°N 14.367°E / 40.833; 14.367
Country Italy
Region Campania
 • Mayor Giuseppe Capasso
 • Total 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
 • Total 9,851
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sansebastianesi or Sebastianesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80040
Dialing code 081

San Sebastiano al Vesuvio is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, located on the western slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Its elevation means that it is often a few degrees cooler than the neighbouring metropolis of Naples.

Volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in March 1944. In the foreground is the village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio. The lava flow (in the left foreground) flowed through the village on the day before this photo was taken.

In 1944 it was struck by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius during the Allies' occupation of southern Italy, but has since been rebuilt. The main attraction is the church of San Sebastiano Martire from the 16th century.