In the 16th and 17th centuries, Naples was home to several famous artists, including Caravaggio, Salvator Rosa and Bernini. But after a period of growth and industrialisation, things did not go as well for Naples from 1860 onwards. A large part of the city became impoverished after the departure of the wealthy and this gave the Camorra
, the Neapolitan mafia, more and more power. Italy and Naples have many beautiful places, but also places where you shouldn't come. Scampia is such a place. It's best to avoid this area.