Passengers traveling by ferry to Castellammare di Stabia arrive in a commune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, 30 kilometers southeast of Naples!
Castellammare (di Stabia) is a small town in the Gulf of Naples, shaped as a natural bowl among the hills, into an extremely fertile area, rich in mineral waters. Was built over the ruins of the ancient Stabiae: a village totally destroyed in 79 AC by the violent eruption of the volcano Vesuvio, which buried even Pompeii and Herculaneum. The name derives from the medieval castle that overlooks the Gulf of Naples. The castle which is now situated near the sanctuary of Madonna della Libera, was built by the Sorrentines, in order to protect their own duchy. The castle now is a private property and can be admired only from outside. On a promontory at about 100 metres above the sea, Castello a Mare means indeed "Castle on the Sea'' is the position of the castle which the city has taken its name from.
Passengers who travel to Castellammare di Stabia need to visit the thermal baths because of their great importance: besides lovely days of water tasting, these amazing Spas offer therapeutic treatments and cultural events, too. Castellammare di Stabia is a perfect place for a relaxing vacation for the ones who love a bit of cultural excursions besides amazing beaches and fully equipped resorts. Is one of the cities with the highest number of tourist presences in hotels, holiday villas and B&B.
In Piazza Quartuccio located The Cathedral of Castellammare you can admire notable paintings of Giuseppe Bonito and Nunzio Rossi. Οn the mount St Cataldo is situated Τhe sanctuary of Madonna della Libera is situated,is a modest building, without any relevant or historically important elements, except for the major altar that holds a fresco on the rock dedicated to the Virgin.