|Metropolitan City of Naples|
Panorama of Torre Annunziata
|• Mayor||Giosuè Starita (TP)|
|• Total||7.33 km2 (2.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Population (30 April 2009)|
|• Density||6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Torresi or Oplontini (the latter is rare)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna of the Snow|
|Saint day||October 22 and August 5|
Torre Annunziata (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtorre annunˈtsjaːta]) 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. 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.
On the Tabula Peutingeriana Torre Annunziata is called Oplonti.
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.
- nap:Torre Nunziata Torre Nunziata, nap.wikipedia]
Media related to Torre Annunziata at Wikimedia Commons
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Torre Annunziata". Encyclopædia Britannica 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.