Castellammare di Stabia

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Castellammare di Stabia
Castiellammare 'e Stabia
Comune
Metropolitan City of Naples
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio.
Castellammare di Stabia with the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio.
Castellammare di Stabia is located in Italy
Castellammare di Stabia
Castellammare di Stabia
Location of Castellammare di Stabia in Italy
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Country Italy
Region Campania
Frazioni Fratte, Madonna della Libera, Pioppaino, Ponte Persica, Pozzano, Privati, Quisisana, Scanzano, Varano
Government
 • Mayor Nicola Cuomo
Area
 • Total 17.71 km2 (6.84 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 64,506
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Stabiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80053
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Saint Catellus
Saint day January 19
Website Official website

Castellammare di Stabia [kaˌstɛllamˈmaːre di ˈstaːbja] (Neapolitan: Castiellammare 'e Stabia) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania region, southern Italy. It is situated on the Bay of Naples about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast of Naples, on the route to Sorrento.

History

Castellammare di Stabia lies next to the ancient Roman city of Stabiae, which was destroyed by the Vesuvio eruption in A.D. 79. The castle the city takes its name from was erected around the 9th century on a hill commanding the southern side of the Gulf of Naples. It was restored during the reign of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and enlarged by King Charles I of Anjou.

The comune, previously called Castellamare, assumed the name Castellammare on 22 January 1863, and the current name on 31 May 1912.

Excavation of Villas

The excavation of Roman villas preserved by the Eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 is currently underway.

Sport

The local football team, SS Juve Stabia, currently plays in Italian Serie B and is one of the oldest football teams in Italy, having been created in 1907. The "Romeo Menti" stadium where SS Juve Stabia plays is dedicated to Romeo Menti, who played for SS Juve Stabia in 1945 and died in the tragic 1949 Superga air disaster, when a plane crash killed most of the players of Torino FC.

Notable people

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References

External links

Media related to Castellammare di Stabia at Wikimedia Commons