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Torre Del Greco

3.6
Water Parks · Landmarks · Churches
Torre del Greco is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples in Italy, with a population of some 88,000. The locals are sometimes called Corallini because of the once plentiful coral in the nearby sea, and because the city has been a major producer of coral jewellery and cameo brooches since the seventeenth century.HistoryAncient and early medieval periodHistorically part of Magna Graecia, the area was first colonised by ancient Greek settlers. In Roman times, Torre del Greco was probably a suburb of Herculaneum, characterised by patrician's villas. In 79 AD the eruption of Vesuvius buried the area under debris.The Roman Villa Sora was a large and sumptuous residence, still overlooking the sea, which was buried and whose excavated remains can be seen today. It was built on multiple levels like the Villa of the Papyri and included quays on the shore. Many exquisite statues and frescos were found here in the Bourbon excavations of the 1700s which are now housed in the Palermo museum. Its size and quality implies it belonged to an important figure, possibly of the Imperial family. It was rediscovered in 1974 by the GAV Archaeological Group. Further excavations were done in 1989-92 which exposed more rooms and the remains visible today. It was found that the top floor collapsed following the eruption while the bottom floor was buried by the lava. The middle floor can be visited today.
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Hidden gems in Torre Del Greco

Colle Sant'Alfonso ©
Landmark
Colle Sant'Alfonso
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Church
Basilica di Santa Croce
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Apa 1848 ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Apa 1848
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Parrocchia S. Maria Del Principio ©
Religious Site
Parrocchia S. Maria Del Principio
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Torre Del Greco

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano Ercolano
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vesuvio National Park ©
Volcano
Vesuvio National Park Ottaviano
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
Religious Site
Convento di Santa Maria a Castro Praiano
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Moon Beach ©
Outdoor Activity
Moon Beach
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Villa delle Ginestre ©
Specialty Museum
Villa delle Ginestre
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Enoteca  Palatone ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Enoteca Palatone
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Valle dell'Avventura ©
Theme Park
Valle dell'Avventura
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Torre Del Greco

Santa Maria del Carmine ©
Church
Santa Maria del Carmine
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Church
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Padova ©
Church
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio di Padova
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Torre Del Greco

Valle dell'Orso ©
Water Park
Valle dell'Orso
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lido La Scala
Beach
Lido La Scala
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Outdoors in Torre Del Greco

Villa Inglese ©
Outdoor Activity
Villa Inglese
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

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