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Torre Annunziata

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Country  Italy
Frazioni  Rovigliano
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Local time  Monday 1:43 PM
Region  Campania
Elevation  9 m (30 ft)
Population  43,699 (2010)
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Demonym(s)  Torresi or Oplontini (rare)
Weather  16°C, Wind NE at 23 km/h, 61% Humidity
Points of interest  Villa Poppaea, Sorrento Peninsula, Lido Mappatella, Palazzo Criscuolo

Torre Annunziata ([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.

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Map of 80058 Torre Annunziata, Naples, Italy

History

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.

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

Geography

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

Main sights

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.

Dialect

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.

Sport

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.

References

Torre Annunziata Wikipedia


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