It was a fashionable resort for centuries in antiquity, particularly towards the end of the Roman Republic, when it was reckoned as superior to Capri, Pompeii, and Herculaneum by the super-rich, who built luxurious villas here from 100 BC to AD 500. The Naples area has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. In the same year, the last eruption of Vesuvius. It was notorious for its … The earliest historical sources in the area were left by the Myceneans in the 2nd millennium BC. News. "It is absolutely clear that it was not a spontaneous protest but premeditated actions, almost totally organised by fringe (football) hooligans, criminal groups and political extremists." 1707 – Naples is conquered by the Austrians. The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Naples. Maradona’s time in Naples was further complicated in 1986 when a local woman, Cristiana Sinagra, claimed to be pregnant after an affair with the player. 1806 – Napoleon grants the Kingdom of Naples to his brother Joseph. The city has seen earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, foreign invasions and revolutions. Vesuvius is most famous for the 79 AD eruption which destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples' mayor begins process to rename stadium for Maradona, Napoli considering renaming stadium after Maradona following death, As virus hits Italy's south, some flee troubled health care, Italy extends partial lockdown as Naples hospitals struggle, How the mafia and right-wing flourish in latest Italy lockdown, Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo, Italy seizes €1bn-worth of ‘Isis-produced’ amphetamines, Italian politicians alarmed as huge crowds flock to bars and beaches, What we can learn from Keats’s time in quarantine, Wildfires covering 6,000 acres sweep through Florida, Italian town quarantined after huge crowd gathered for mayor's funeral, Italy mafia ‘using coronavirus crisis to profit off poor families’, Prison riots erupt ‘after reports of coronavirus’ in Italy, Elderly Italians ‘robbed of shopping by young people on scooters’, Residents in Italian town 'demand removal of woman with coronavirus', Nurses accused of releasing cockroaches to 'sabotage' hospital, Gino D'Acampo: 'This is why Italians don't get fat', My Brilliant Friend, episode 1: Ferrante’s novels brought to life, Three-quarters of Venice flooded as six die in storms across Italy, Meet the 12-year-old gangsters terrorising the streets of Naples, Travel chaos sees severe flight delays and problems on the trains, Italian hotel staff held after British mother drugged and gang-raped, What it’s like to fly on the new millennial airline, Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign, Naples pizza-making awarded Unesco status, Naples’ supervolcano is reaching ‘dangerous’ levels, What life is like after Irma for Florida’s returning residents, Family of three die after falling into volcano crater in Italy, 'It looks like The Walking Dead': Florida's residents assess Irma's da, Reporter broadcasts live as mini-tornado tears down street behind him, Two dead and at least 39 injured after earthquake strikes Italy, Buildings collapse as earthquake hits Italian island of Ischia, Don't let Naples' gritty reputation put you off the city, Local residents evacuated as Mount Vesuvius blaze threatens Naples, Five-storey apartment building collapses near Naples, 'We should be in the same neighbourhoods as the Italians', Italy's supervolcano may be on course to erupt, Supervolcano under Naples showing signs of reawakening, A 627-year-old 'blood miracle' failed to occur, heralding disaster, Stolen Van Gogh paintings worth £77m found in Naples mafia raid, Model had miscarriage after sex tape went viral speaks out, Italian woman killed herself after explicit images went viral, Transgender mafia boss found dead in 'execution-style' killing, Mafia boss arrested by detectives dressed as pizza delivery boys, Caruso's Umberto Angeloni is raising tailoring to an art form, A million more people placed in Vesuvius 'danger zone', Mafia waste dumping 'causes higher cancer and death rates in Naples', The Naples Summit: Clinton puts home policy on G7 hold, Travel: A beer? Located on Italy's west coast, it overlooks the Bay and City of Naples and sits in the crater of the ancient Somma volcano.