Torre Annunziata

Torre Annunziata
Metropolitan City of Naples

Panorama of Torre Annunziata

Coat of arms
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
Frazioni Rovigliano
  Mayor Giosuè Starita
  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

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.


See also: Oplontis

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.

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv, v
Reference 829
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)


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.


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.


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

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