8th century BC - In the Odyssey the body of the siren
Parthenope washes ashore here after throwing herself in
the sea because she fails to seduce Ulysses.
7th century BC - First encampments when the Euboean
Greek colony of Cumae was founded some 20km to the west
5th century BC - Byzantine monks build the monastery
dedicated to San Salvatore, today only the dinning hall
1st century BC - Villa of Lucius Licinius Lucullus is
constructed, with grand gardens and buildings and water
works, was considered one of the greatest pleasure
grounds of its time.
12th century - The first fortifications are built
here by the Normans in their traditional style, on top
of the Roman buildings.
1499 - Alfonso of Aragon, first husband of Lucrezia
Borgia, is King of Naples and develops the castles
1503 - King Louis XII of France occupies the castle
but transfers it in the same year to the Spanish
Century - The local painter Didier Barra uses oils to
create images of the Castle, and of Naples from the
Castle also. See them today in the Certosa di San
Martino, or National Museum of Naples.
1971 - Ethno-Prehistory Museum is opened