Casola di Napoli, Province of Napoli, Campania
Situated at the foot of the Lattari mountains, at the entrance of the Sorrento Peninsula, Casola is closely conurbated with the town of Gragnano.
Surrounded by low hills, which open to offer a spectacular view over the sea and the coast of Castellammare di Stabia, the municipality grew on both banks of the Casola river.
- Altitude: 170 m a.s.l
- Population: about 3800 inhabitants in 2017
- Zip/postal code: 80050
- Dialing Area Code: +39 081
- Patron Saint: St. Antony of Padua, celebrated on 13th June.
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The town's origins are still unknown, although historical research seems to show that the settlement came to life in Roman times, hence the name "casola", or small inn, which would mean it was a place of rest for travelers. The discovery of a Roman road and some villas near the hamlet of Monticelli, suggests that Casola was a connection between the populous centers of Pompeii and Lettere, as well as a gateway to the resorts on the Amalfi coast. It was praised by the Romans for the great quality of the milk produced on its lush hills.
What to see
- The church of Santissimo Salvatore and Sant'Andrea Apostolo, built in the 16th century, hosting fine paintings of the time.