Genius and dissipation distinguished Michelangelo da Caravaggio. He went to Rome and did beautiful paintings and great troubles. He killed a man for a game quarrel. He was sentenced to decapitation. He fled to Naples and then to Malta. He died on the beach of Porto Ercole, alone and abandoned.
The decision of an unknown Lieutenant Colonel, who did not want to believe in the radar that signaled missiles arriving, relying only on his intuition, was to save the world from the outbreak of an atomic war that would brought on the apocalypse.
A small story of Capri through events that have distinguished the blue island, from the rich Roman who in their villas found serenity and rest, to the love story between Axel Munthe and Queen Victoria of Sweden in the scenery of Villa San Michele.
Imaginary autobiographical tale of Giulia Di Marco, known as Sister Parthenope, the “Holy in Life” who created the Congregation for Carnal Charity. An incredible story that made the sensation in Naples
The third revolution was intended to bring down the Conservative government supported by the monarchy. The working classes and the Paris proletariat fought against the reactionary forces with the riots of February and June.
From Pozzuoli to Hollywood. Sofia Scicolone, then Sofia Lazzari, finally Sophia Loren, became diva winning two Oscars. Carlo Ponti introduced her to the world of cinema that matters, Vittorio De Sica was the director
In 1961 the communist regime that ruled East Germany decided to build a wall to isolate Berlin and prevent leaks of East German citizens in the West. The wall was pulled down in 1989, following Gorbachev’s Perestroika.
The first bombing was in Naples in 1918. An Austrian airship threw bombs on the city. In World War II there were 200 bombings, including those carried out by “allies” and those following of the Germans.
The death of the heir Emperor of Austria and his young mistress found lifeless in Mayerling gave rise to the most diverse suspicions of a state crime or a spy crime. A terrible secret, remained so until today.
The pope who “due to cowardice made the great refusal”, so Dante mentioned him in the “Divine Comedy”. The real reasons for his resignation and stories about the treasure of the Templars in the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio.
By Charles to Francischiello, 125 years of the Bourbon dynasty in Naples passed between light and shadow, between enlightened kings and traitors of their word, between moderates and bloodthirsty governments. 1,000 men and a general were enough to kick them.
The era of the Viceroy began with the short French parentheses to continue with the long period of the Spanish, which lasted two centuries and had a strong influence on the costumes and the Neapolitan language.
In 1976 105 hostages were kidnapped in the airport of Entebbe following the hijacking of a French aircraft made by Palestinian and German terrorists. An operation by Israeli security forces managed to free all hostages.
The Byzantines came in Naples after the Romans. The city was formed in an independent duchy. The Normans came after five hundred years, conquering all of southern Italy, the Swabians came with Frederick II, the French came with the Anjou, the Aragonese kings followed the Anjou.
Was Rasputin a holy man or a devil? He was hated by everyone to Court, with the exception of the tsar family that doted on him. He seemed immortal, survived two attacks. He was poisoned and then shot in the last plot to kill him.