Campania - Naples

Castles, resort and hotels list in Naples
5 stars Hotels
Grand Hotel Parker's - Naples
In the sign of hospitality since 1870
Experience the atmosphere of an exclusive palace where everything...
Oasi Olimpia Relais - Napoli
Built on the hillside above S.Agata sui due Golfi in one of the most panoramic spots on the sorrentine peninsula, the Oasi Olimpia Relais provides a scenary of great suggestion ...
The origins of the first urban nucleus of the present city of Naples goes back to the X century B.C., founded by a people from Rhodes, and given the name of Partenope. Between the VII and VI centuries B.C., the Cumaeans built Neapolis further to the east. The new city, preserving Greek language and traditions even under Roman rule, became an important commercial and residential centre contended, at the fall of the Empire, by the Goths and Byzantines and, afterwards, by the Lombards. Under Byzantine rule, Naples underwent a period of civil and cultural reconstruction. From 1140 to 1266, under first Norman and then Swabian government, it became an important city of a kingdom centred at Palermo. It became capital in 1266, under the Angevin sovereigns and then under the Aragonese dynasty. From 1503, for more than two centuries, it was a Spanish principality (vice-kingdom). An unsettled period, punctuated by rebellions from time to time, interrupted only briefly by an Austrian government. Under Carlo di Bornone, in 1734, Naples returned to being the capital of an autonomous kingdom. From then on, apart from intervals under the Parthenopean Republic (1799) and the ten years of French rule, the Bourbons governed until the unification of Italy.


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