Castellammare di Stabia: what to see, monuments, spas

What to see in Castellammare di Stabia, itinerary of places of interest to visit, from the cathedral to the castle, spa and grotta San Biagio.

Guide Castellammare di Stabia

Castellammare di Stabia is a town of Campania in the province of Naples, situated along the Amalfi coast, about 30 km from Naples. It stretches from the sea, going up on the foothills of Mount Lattari that characterize this stretch of coast. Was once the ancient Stabiae, destroyed in AD 79 by the eruption of Vesuvius, the ruins of which remain today of some Roman buildings, in addition to the Angevin castle.

Today it is a modern city, whose economy is based mainly on the food, chemical, textile, shipbuilding and wood. Renowned seaside resort also has some good hotels including the baths with about 30 types of mineral waters from various properties, divided into sulfur, calcium bicarbonate and medium hardness.

Water of the Madonna and Shamrock water are known for the treatment of kidney stones and are also bottled and exported worldwide.

What to see in Castellammare di Stabia

In Castellammare di Stabia are many religious buildings, the cathedral, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the sixteenth century, with plant to Latin form and divided into three naves with five chapels, houses many works of art inside, including the Deposition and The Nativity of the Spaniard, an early Christian sarcophagus, and a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.

In Castellammare di Stabia are also four shrines, including that of Santa Maria di Pozzano, situated on the hill and dating back to the sixteenth century, where the panel depicting the Madonna of Pozzano, found in a pit for a miraculous event and where he stopped to pray to St. Francis of Paola.

Downtown deserve to be seen also some civil architecture of relief, as the Farnese Palace, the town hall, the palace of the beam, Alvino Palace and the Palace of Quisisana, overlooking the city.

The cave of San Biagio is located at the base of the hill Varano, in the area once occupied by a Roman villa was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius occurred in 79 AD It is an underground construction 30 meters long that, you Roman times, had initially function quarry to extract the material needed for construction.

He later became the first funerary monument, was later converted into a church run by the monks of St. Benedict and dedicated to St. Mauro and Jason:. The interior of the cave contains the frescoes on the left wall of the gallery and around the sanctuary, among them the representation of ‘Archangel Michael and the Virgin who sits enthroned with Child in her arms.