Castellammare di Stabia is a commune in the province of Naples, Campania region, southern Italy. It is situated on the Bay of Naples in the Meditteranean Sea, about 30 kilometres south-east of Naples, on route to Sorrento.
Castellammare di Stabia lies next to the ancient Roman city of Stabiae, which was destroyed by the Vesuvio eruption in AD 79. The castle the city takes its name from was erected in around the 9th century on a hill commanding the southern side of the Gulf of Naples.
The excavation of Roman villas preserved by the Eruption of Vesuvius is currently underway and is a great drawcard to tourist interested in ancient sites.
The Mediterranean has cruises from every major cruise line and quite a few of the specialty operators too. Visiting Meditteranean Europe is so enthralling, so absolutely seductive that its spell is impossible to break. It is both a haven for nature's glory and a veritable treasure trove of history.
While cruises are available year round, the main season is from March to October to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather.
Location: Italy, south-east of Naples
Dialing code: 081
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)