The Gothic war, fought by the Eastern Roman emperor Justinian against the Goths in Italy, saw Naples twice under siege. In 536 Belisarius besieged the city in the hands of the Ostrogoths. In 543 the goth king Totila besieged and reconquered Naples.
In the 53 BC the Roman expeditionary force wishing to conquer the Parthian Empire was defeated in Carre, southern Turkey. After 33 years the Romans demanded the return of 10,000 Roman prisoners, but no legionaries were returned. Trace of them have been found in China.
In 1890, the six issuing Italian institutions were competing to print banknotes without their covers. The Banca Romana even printed banknotes doubling the serial numbers. A great political and financial scandal involved all state institutions.
He was the organizer of the Russian Revolution. He did not want to adapt to the new order Stalin had imposed on the Soviet Union and the Socialist International. He fled abroad to escape the purges of his old revolutionary companion.
He was the precursor of enlightenment and freedom of philosophical thought. The idea of an infinite universe, created by infinite God, infinitely loved, was too advanced for the church of his time. Giordano Bruno’s adventure ended at a stake in Campo de ‘Fiori, Rome.
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.
He did a good life in spite of his humble origins. He was pursued by Venetian justice for his disorderly life. He was imprisoned in the “Piombi”, the prisons of Venice, from where he escaped.
The Vikings were the first to discover America. Erik the Red had reached Iceland, having fled Norway after a murder. He committed another murder in the Island and was exiled.
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
During the last war Giorgio Perlasca worked as an employee at the Spanish Consulate in Budapest. The consul was recalled at home. Perlasca made false papers and posed as consul of Spain.
The conquest of the West happened with the help of courageous men, true heroes of that time and that place.
Miguel Cervantes had adventures equal, and higher by far, of his hero Don Quixote de la Mancha. He was sailor and tax collector.
In the early ‘60s, the Algerian War of Independence had its crucial moments. In 1962 De Gaulle retired troops and the North African country became independent.
The last Roman Emperor, Romolo Augusto, was removed by the “barbarian” Odoacre, who kept him relegated to the villa of Lucullo, on the island of Megaride in the Gulf of Naples.
The Battle of Stalingrad was the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. Hitler did not want to learn anything from the lesson the Russians had given to Napoleon.
Medicine had its first official academy with the School of Medicine in Salerno born in the 10th century. The faculty of medicine in Naples was the heir. This formed a group of talented physicians,
In 1848, after hopes, then disappointed, got up by the appointment of Pius IX to the papal throne, there were riots of Risorgimento that led to the escape of the pope and the second Roman Republic.
She married Ferrante d’Avalos, lived in Ischia, was a friend of Michelangelo, had close contacts with Valdes and Ochino, major representatives of the “reform” in Italy.
Between 1899 and 1901 there was a popular uprising, guided by some of the imperial house, against missionaries, and more generally against all the Western world people
From “Risanamento” to post-war reconstruction, from the economic boom of the sixties to the industrial decline of the nineties.
The History of soccer to Naples is told through the exploits of its players and coaches. Vinicio and Altafini, Sivori and Maradona, Pesaola and Bianchi.
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
The riot of Milan between the 18 and March 22, 1848 began the first Italian war of independence. All the Milanese went to the barricades to chase away the Austrians.
The invention of cinema saw Naples in the forefront. The city became a small Hollywood. The films, shot on soundstages and in the streets of Naples, were more numerous then in the rest of Italy.
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 twentieth century was the golden age of Neapolitan song. This is a festival of musicians and singers who have marked a turning point in the Neapolitan style of music
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.
Since April 2, 1982 the British made their war for the reconquest of the Falkland Islands occupied by the Argentine. 907 men were killed and dozens were sunk ships and downed aircraft.
They have shaped the history of the theater: Eduardo with his social commitment plays, Peppino with his humor, Titina with her masterful theatrical and film interpretations.
It is the oldest Italian bank. It was the bank of issue of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1926, printing banknotes for about 60 years. It is currently a bank of the banking group Intesa Sanpaolo.
Charles the Great built an empire unifying Europe. His kingdom was from the Pyrenees to Poland. It bordered toward South with the pope’s lands.
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.
This is the chronicle of events that took place in the monastery of St. Archangel in Bajano of Naples. The events found their sad conclusion in the year 1577.
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.
The thirteen days that made the world tremble. The missiles in Cuba were revenge for the ill-fated mission of the Bay of Pigs and the attempt by the Soviets to set foot in America continent.
Neapolis (Naples) was founded in the eighth century by the Cumans, becoming the cradle of Greek civilization and preserving its costumes until after the Middle Ages. It became the home town of Virgil.
In 1848 the Venetians revolted and founded the Republic of San Marco, which lasted just over a year, after the betrayal of Napoleon at Campoformio and the return of the Austrians in Veneto.
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.
Napoleon, defeated at Leipzig, became prince of the isle of Elba, retaining the title of emperor with an income of two million francs.
Trotula de Ruggiero (Trota of Salerno), lived in the eleventh century, was the most important “physician” of “mulieres Salernitanae“, …
Massimo Troisi represented the very soul of Naples, interpreting, through TV and movie screen, the story of a young Southern. The fatigue of his last and most beautiful film was fatal,
She was follower of the school of Caravaggio, his life was adventurous as that of his master. She had no fear of taking in court the man who had raped her,
In 1925 the first Italian Subway was inaugurated in Naples, it was almost all in the tunnel and crossed the city in its full length. …
Brigandage, social problem especially widespread in southern Italy, was used by the Bourbons, by the French, by papal authorities and by landowners …
Philip Cifariello “Gattonero” was a talented sculptor. He was so next to the reality in reproducing the features of the people in his artistic works that his colleagues
She was a great ballet dancer, Etoile at the San Carlo Theater, “La Scala”, London, Paris and Vienna. She danced with the “verve” of a real Neapolitan girl.
In 1734 Charles III of Bourbon became King of Naples and Sicily thanks to the maneuverings of the powerful mother Elisabetta Farnese, …
In 1884 cholera broke out in Italy; there were more than 8,000 deaths in Naples. The law of “Risanamento” of Naples was passed, …
In 321 BC the Romans clashed with Samnites: it ended badly for the Romans. Even today we often use an expression, …
An international intrigue, thousand patriots, a general, betrayal of militaries, politicals and noble Bourbons determined the most modern Italian Army defeat …
The confessions are drawn by the book of Giovanni La Cecilia (1801-1880): “Secret History of the Bourbons of Naples and Sicily”. …
An international intrigue, thousand patriots, a general, betrayal of militaries, politicals and noble Bourbons determined the most modern Italian Army defeat …
From illegitimate son to Prince, from theatrical show to committed film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, from tragic love of Liliana Castagnola to love affairs with Franca Faldini …
She became Queen of Naples to 16 years of age marrying Ferdinando IV of Bourbon, she took the power into her own hands and wanted to govern in place of her husband.
They came from the far north in southern Italy with Rainulfo Drengot during the eleventh century, they reigned with the Altavilla family …
Virgilio, the “quiet” man, lived in Naples for many years, after his death he was venerated by the people as “holy” protector of the city.
In 1848 revolutionary uprisings broke out in Naples for free from the oppression of the Bourbon monarchy and get more freedom; all ended in a bloodbath …
She, dubbed the “portoghesina” for its origins, was literate and poet. Welcomed the royal court of the Bourbons she gave up all its benefits to follow her Jacobin vocation.
The French Revolution shook Europe, a group of revolutionaries expelled the Bourbons from Naples and founded the “Neapolitan Republic”, …
He was a philosopher, historian, senator, minister. A lifetime of study crossed by many personal and political vicissitudes: he was a victim of the earthquake of Casamicciola, …
Terrorists of the Palestine Liberation Front hijacked the cruise ship “Achille Lauro”; a US citizen was killed.
Ladislao I, king of Naples, called the Magnanimous, wanted to unify Italy in the kingdom of Naples, he passed unscathed so many battles but was killed by a fatal woman.
He was a lyric tenor singer, he was very successful in America. He was the first singer to use the records for the diffusion of his interpretations;…
In November 1917, during the First World War, when all seemed lost for Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III appointed General Armando Diaz Chief commander of the army …
Vlad III Voivode of Wallachia, AKA Dracula the vampire, died in battle in 1477, perhaps his tomb is located in Naples in the complex of Santa Maria La Nova. …
Eduardo Scarpetta, actor and playwright of Naples, was the founder of a theatrical and artistic family. It was the father of Titina, Eduardo and Peppino De Filippo …
Cuma was a city of Magna Greece founded between 725 and 740 BC, where the Sibyl Cumana lived, famous for his prophecies …
Umberto Nobile, aeronautical engineer and manufacturer, participated as a commander in two expeditions to the North Pole, …
Giacomo Leopardi, the greatest Italian poet, after living in Recanati, his birthplace, Rome, Milan, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, spent the last years of his life in Naples …
The castle stands on a small island, formerly called Megaride, whose left side, looking from the mainland, is the result of a sea filled with made in the early twentieth century,…
In 1799 Caracciolo was hanged to the mast of the Minerva ship, following the condemnation of a military court that executed the order of Nelson to issue death sentences, …
Masaniello in 1647 led a popular uprising against taxes, the riot lasted 10 days, ended with the murder of Masaniello and with the Royal Neapolitan Republic.
He was a scientist and alchemist and was considered esoteric and magician, he made many inventions and anatomical studies.
Saturday August 10, 1996 Monte Faito (Vico Equense), a 3 year old baby, Angela Celentano, disappeared on a trip with his parents and a group of acquaintances and was never found.
In the days between 27 and 30 September 1943 the Neapolitans rose up against the German occupiers and, after fierce fighting, drove them from the city.
Carlo Pisacane was a Neapolitan patriot, he fought for the liberation and unification of Italy along with his girlfriend Enrichetta Di Lorenzo.
Joanna II of Naples family of Anjou-Durazzo is commonly known as the Regina Giovanna.
Joachim Murat, who had to become a priest, he enlisted as soldier, he was promoted to general, married Caroline Bonaparte, became King of Naples.
In 79 A.D. a terrible eruption of Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii completely along with the towns of Herculaneum, Oplonti and Stabia.
The Teatro San Carlo in Naples, built in 1737, the first great opera house in Italy, was built by King Charles of Bourbon to provide the capital of his kingdom of a great work culture.
In 73 BC Spartacus , a Roman slave born in Thrace in 109 BC, was rebelled and he and his companions stood up for three years to the Roman legions …
Corradino Hohenstaufen was born March 25, 1252 in Landshut in Lower Bavaria. He was the son of Emperor Conrad IV and Elizabeth of Wittelsbach. …
S. Domenico Maggiore Square in Naples, Palazzo Sansevero, 1590: this is the scene and the time of the cruelest crimes took place in Naples, …
Marie Sophie Wittelsbach, in Bayern, wife of Francesco II, King of the Regno delle due Sicilie, was the last queen of Naples….
Edgar Degas, famous French impressionist painter, kwown for his paintings of dancers, had an unexpected and profound link with Naples.