Torre Annunziata

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Torre Annunziata
Torr'Annunziata  (Neapolitan)
Comune di Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms of Torre Annunziata
Location of Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata is located in Italy
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Location of Torre Annunziata in Italy
Torre Annunziata is located in Campania
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata (Campania)
Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450Coordinates: 40°45′N 14°27′E / 40.750°N 14.450°E / 40.750; 14.450
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
 • MayorVincenzo Ascione
 • Total7.33 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 (30 November 2015)[2]
 • Total42,788
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torresi or Oplontini (rare)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code081
Patron saintMadonna of the Snow
Saint day22 October and 5 August
WebsiteOfficial website
Official name
Part ofArchaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(iv)(v)
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Area1.7 ha (4.2 acres)
Buffer zone2.63 ha (6.5 acres)

Torre Annunziata (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtorre annunˈtsjaːta]; Neapolitan: Torr'Annunziata) is a city and commune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, region of Campania in Italy. It is located on the Gulf of Naples at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.


The city was destroyed in the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD and in 1631. It is known locally in the Neapolitan dialect as Torre Nunziata.[3] The city was once the seat of important ironwork (Deriver, Dalmine) food processing and pasta industries. Today industries still active include naval, armament and pharmaceutical ones.

The archaeological site of Oplonti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.


Torre Annunziata borders with the municipalities of Boscoreale, Boscotrecase, Castellammare di Stabia, Pompei, Torre del Greco and Trecase.

Main sights[edit]

On the Tabula Peutingeriana, Torre Annunziata is called Oplonti.

In the communal territory, one of the richest Roman villas has been excavated. Dating to the 1st century BC, it probably belonged to the gens Poppaea, and is known as Villa Poppaea.

Archaeological areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata.


Although a comparatively small town, essentially a suburb of Naples, Torre Annunziata has its own unique dialect, a variation of Neapolitan, quite distinct, particularly in pronunciation, which is known as Torrese.


Torre Annunziata is home to F.C. Savoia 1908 who play at the Stadio Giraud and currently play in Serie D of Italy's football pyramid. Their highest achievement was during the 1923–24 season where they finished Serie A runners up.

Professional footballer Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ nap:Torre Nunziata Torre Nunziata, nap.wikipedia


Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Torre Annunziata" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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