Torre Annunziata

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Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms of Torre Annunziata
Coat of arms
Torre Annunziata is located in Italy
Torre Annunziata
Torre Annunziata
Location of Torre Annunziata in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples (NA)
Frazioni Rovigliano
 • Mayor Vincenzo Ascione
 • Total 7.33 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (30 November 2015)
 • Total 42,788
 • Density 5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torresi or Oplontini (rare)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80058
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Madonna of the Snow
Saint day October 22 and August 5
Website Official website
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name
Part of Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
Criteria Cultural: (iii)(iv)(v)
Reference 829
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Area 1.7 ha (4.2 acres)
Buffer zone 2.63 ha (6.5 acres)

Torre Annunziata (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtorre annunˈtsjaːta]; Neapolitan: Torr'Annunziata) is a city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, region of Campania in Italy. It is located on the Gulf of Naples at the foot of Mt. 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.[1] 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.

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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 Pompei, 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.


  1. ^ nap:Torre Nunziata Torre Nunziata, nap.wikipedia]


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

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