Stabiae, the ancient name of Castellammare di Stabia, is not very famous and it is surely less known than Pompeii and Ercolano. But it is a very important town of vesuvian territory. An ancient necropolis of VII century b.C. shows how ancient this town was and also its importance. Many objects found in Stabiae had been produced in Greece and Etruria, so Stabiae was a developed commercial town. According to archaeologists, Stabiae was a so-called ‘oppidum’, that is a fortified town, linked to an important port and an important road. Stabiae was completely destroyed during wars of 89 a.C. but it was soon rebuilt. In the excavations there are the remains of three rich villas and of the thermal baths.
Testi Ettore Panella
Via Passeggiata Archeologica, Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 25th December
Main access routes
Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento ( stop Via Nocera + bus 1 Rosso)
Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno ( exit Castellammare di Stabia), turn to Varano