Somma Vesuviana

Somma Vesuviana
Metropolitan City of Naples

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Somma Vesuviana

Location of Somma Vesuviana in Italy

Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 14°26′13″E / 40.87250°N 14.43694°E / 40.87250; 14.43694
Country Italy
Region Campania
Frazioni Somma, Mercato Vecchio, Casamale, Rione Trieste, Santa Maria del Pozzo, Starza della Regina, San Sossio
  Mayor Pasquale Piccolo
  Total 30.74 km2 (11.87 sq mi)
Elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population (April 2015)
  Total 35,328
  Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sommesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80049
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Januarius
Saint day September 19
Website Official website

Somma Vesuviana is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, southern Italy.


Before the Roman colonization, the area of today's Somma Vesuviana was probably inhabited by Italics populations like Samnites and Oscans. Later it became a vacation place for the rich patricians of Rome, who built here magnificent villas. A villa of emperor Augustus was discovered in the 1930s in the frazione of Starza della Regina, where he probably passed his last days of life. The villa was probably buried during the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 CE.

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