EDINSON CAVANI: The Napoli forward scored two in his side’s 3-0 victory at Fiorentina

Cavani shows clinical touch as Napoli warm up for Chelsea visit

Napoli secured an excellent 3-0 away victory at Fiorentina in Serie A prior to their Champions League last-16 home tie with Chelsea tomorrow.

Sorrento: Citalia has a week-long break just outside this
pretty Italian town for £395 per person

Great Getaways: Sorrento, Ski France, California and Mauritius

Sorrento

Citalia has a week-long break just outside this pretty Italian town for £395 per person. Departing on 27 April with easyJet flights from Gatwick to Naples, it includes B&B accommodation at the Hotel Girasole, which boasts an outdoor pool, with views towards Mount Vesuvius. (Citalia.com)

Europe, Italy, Venice. A butcher shop specializing in horse meat.

Racehorses face butcher's axe as recession forces courses to close

Owners find it cheaper to sell their thoroughbreds as racegoers abandon the sport in their droves

Magic pie: A proper Margherita from Naples chain Rossopomodoro

Meet the real Neapolitan: How one Naples pizza chain is sticking firmly to tradition

The dish that has been called "almost certainly the most widely eaten food on the planet" originated in Naples, though Neapolitans would be aghast at the pizza toppings such as chicken tikka, ham and pineapple, and chicken pesto that have taken root in this country. Back in the home of the pizza, people keep it simple. Most go for the Marinara, topped with tomatoes, garlic, oregano and olive oil (with the option of a few anchovy fillets) or the Margherita, topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil.

The City manager, Roberto Mancini, says that if Mario Balotelli was his son he would give him 'a kick up the arse' for smoking

Balotelli free to smoke, says Mancini

Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager , yesterday provided another insight into the liberties he grants Mario Balotelli by revealing there is nothing he can do to stop his habit of smoking five or six cigarettes a day.

Team Korea during the America's Cup World Series

Doubts remain over Naples staging America’s Cup World Series regatta

Further doubt over the viability of staging the next America’s Cup World Series regatta in Naples next April was cast by the decision to unload all the boats and equipment in Valencia instead of taking it to Naples this weekend.

Barry: 'The 30-year-old England international said:

Gareth Barry wants Europa League success

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry claims his team-mates will not have difficulty motivating themselves for the Europa League.

Policemen lead Michele Zagaria away after he was dug out of a bunker built under his home near Naples

Mafia boss found in bunker after 16 years at large

Italy's most notorious Mafia fugitive was captured by police yesterday after 16 years on the run.

Victory on the night for Mancini but the Italians Napoli go through

James Lawton: Blue half of Manchester learn how far they still have to travel

In America they say that you can take the boy out of the country but not the country out of the boy. For quite some time last night City brought the old-time theory back to mind when they once again looked uncomfortable, at times even gauche, on the Champions League stage that is apparently so much more challenging than anything hovering even remotely on the domestic horizon.

Victory on the night for Mancini but the Italians Napoli go through

James Lawton: Blue half of city learn how far they still have to travel

City came into this competition with huge hope but last night there was hard reality

Policemen lead Michele Zagaria away after he was dug out of a bunker built under his home near Naples

Italians hail capture of notorious mafia boss as 'the end of an epoch'

Michele Zagaria, head of the Camorra's brutal Casalesi clan, arrested after 16 years on the run

Manchester City's Gareth Barry and Vincent Kompany reflect on an early exit from the Champions League

City's Champions League adventure over despite win

Manchester City 2 Bayern Munich 0

'I don't understand Rummenigge's behaviour towards us,' says Roberto Mancini

Mancini: Everyone wants to see City out

Italian to confront arch-critic Rummenigge tonight as his side look for help to qualify

Roberto Mancini unhappy with Bayern Munich boss Rummenigge

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini intends to speak to Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge about his persistent sniping at the English club tomorrow.

Pablo Osvaldo punched Erik Lamela

Pablo Osvaldo could be dropped from Italy team after punching AS Roma team-mate

AS Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo is poised to be fined and suspended for up to 10 days later on Monday after punching team mate Erik Lamela.

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