Comune

Frattamaggiore

Frattamaggiore, (Napoli)
Frattamaggiore (locally also known as Fratta) is a comune in the Province of Naples, Campania, Italy. It is located 15 kilometers north of Naples and 15 kilometers southwest of Caserta, on the borders of the agro aversano. It was awarded the title of "City of art" in 2008 and named Benedictine city in 1997.GeographyIt is located in the Naples hinterland. In 2011, the municipality had a population of 29,626 inhabitants and a land area of 5.32 km² (2.054 sq mi). It is bordered by Afragola, Cardito, Crispano, Frattaminore, Grumo Nevano, and Sant'Arpino.HistoryThe first records of Frattamaggiore date to 921 AD, although the area was probably settled in pre-Roman times. The people of Atella built a watchtower in response to the Vandal invasion of 455AD, around which refugees from Miseno settled when their town was razed by the Saracens; here they also built a Catholic temple in honour of Sossius, that is the patronus of Frattamaggiore.TransportsFrattamaggiore is served by:the provincial road 162, a fast road that connects the city to the Milano-Napoli freeway;a railway station on the Rome–Formia–Naples railway;several bus lines of the Public Transport Company of Naples, that connect the city to Naples, Caserta, Afragola, Casoria, Sant'Antimo, Orta di Atella, Frattaminore and other closer cities;the Naples International Airport, 10 kilometers from Frattamaggiore.Notable peopleMassimo Stanzione (1585 – 1656), painterFrancesco Durante (1684 – 1755), composerSirio Giametta (1912 - 2005), architectFrancesco Lodi (1984- ), football playerLorenzo Insigne (1991- ), football playerReferencesExternal linksOfficial website (Italian)

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