Naples stole a pizza’ my heart!
In this cold month of February we decided to go sun-chasing and explore Italy’s most famous city – at least for pizza lovers – Naples, aka Napoli, la Citta del sole.
Anyone who has seen an Italian movie will be familiar with the atmosphere in Naples: the small streets, the air filled with delicious smells, the secrets, the colorful vegetables around street corners, the Maradona altars here and there, the crumbling buildings and palaces reminiscing of another era, the vibrant energy, the imposing Vesuvio, the seashore and of course the pastries stands invading the streets. It’s the perfect mix for a superb city break filled with food hunting, art and relentless discoveries.
- Modern art at the MADRE museum, currently hosting a gorgeously curated exhibition on Pompeii + a gorgeous entrance by Buren – Entrance : 8 Euros
- Visit the church of Gesu Nuovo for a superb example of Neapolitan Baroque interior
- Duomo is the historical cathedral boasting a Neo-gothic facade. It also hosts the famous Chapel of San Gennaro, the patron of Naples whom dried blood is conserved here – and is regularly subject to the Miracle of the blood
- Favorite neighborhood : rione sanita, for a taste of local street life
Where to eat and drink?
- We love the warm Neapolitan hospitality. One of its most charming (and filling!) tradition being to serve bits and bites with any drinks ordered at the aperitivo. Try the bar of the Grand Hotel Oriente for unspoiled city views + delish bites
- Pizza lover much? do as the locals and queue for a table at Concettina ai tre santi
- Looking for coffee and typical pastries? do not miss Gambrinus
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