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Afragola, Province of Napoli, Campania

Situated between the territories corresponding to the ancient cities of Acerra and Atella, Afragòla is among the 100 biggest Italian cities, with over 50,000 inhabitants.

Info

  • Population: about 64,000 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 80021
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 081
  • Demonym: afragolesi
  • Patron Saint: St. Gennaro, celebrated on 19 September
  • Frazioni & Localities: Capo Mazzo, Saggese.

The Territory

The commune is a remarkable commercial area in southern Italy, with several megastores, a multiplex and over 100 shops. Within the project of the new high-speed Turin-Naples railway, in Afragola one of the three main stations in Europe will be built (the other two being Bologna and Munich), on a design by Zaha Hadid.

What to see

  • The basilica of St. Anthony, that made it well-known as the "Padua of South".
  • The historical center
  • A great many churches for which it is called the "city of the churches".