Food & Shopping

When it comes to food, in Italy each region is a world of its own, and surely discovering local gastronomic specialties is a very important part of the journey, be it for pleasure or work. The exploration of the city markets, which has always been the beating heart of Naples, is no less so. Here are our suggestions.
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Pizza… and much more
Universally recognized as the city where the Pizza Margherita was born, in Naples you will find many alternatives to the classic round pizza. There is wallet pizza (smaller and often ready at 9 am in the markets), stuffed calzone with ricotta and salami (both baked and fried), montanare (small fried pizzas, seasoned only with fresh tomatoes, parmesan and basil). But Naples is also the capital of street food; in fact, for just a few euros, you can taste the fried “cuoppo” (Neapolitan fried specialties based on fish, meat and vegetables in paper cones), the frittatina di pasta (pasta omelette), the “crocchè” (fried mashed potatoes nuggets with cheese and ham), the taralli “’nzogna e pepe” (lard and pepper taralli) or the “Neapolitan sandwich” (a savory pie stuffed with salami and cheese).
Traditional first courses
Pasta, as we know, is an all-Italian tradition, and each region has its own tradition. In Naples we advise you to take a break in typical home-style cooking trattorias scattered around the city. It will be like eating at the home of a loving aunt, who will carefully prepare for you pasta and potatoes with provola, pasta with meat sauce, a classic Genovese - a delicious white meat ragù with onions - not to be confused with “pesto alla genovese”, with the scent of basil. If you prefer lunch with a view, instead, seafood pasta by the seafront is always an excellent choice.
The classics, with a side dish
An old saying goes that “you never get old at the table”, so we suggest you to reserve some time to taste the famous dairy products of Campania, from buffalo mozzarella to fiordilatte of Agerola, to smoked provola (also on pizza) and ricotta (excellent in the stuffed calzone, both fried and baked). The tradition also includes a taste of sausages and broccoli or meatballs in sauce. Among the side dishes you must try: eggplant parmigiana, courgettes “alla scapece” (fried and seasoned with oil, mint and vinegar) or the classic pepper ‘mbuttunàt (stuffed with breadcrumbs, olives and capers).
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The “sweet” side of Naples
The Italian confectionery tradition is so rich that every journey is a discovery and every city has its typical desserts from province to province. In Naples pastries and desserts accompany you throughout the day, starting in the morning with the “graffa” (like a fried doughnut), the classic puff pastry or brioche dough cornetto or the typical brioche “col tuppo” until evening, with sfogliatelle (frolle and ricce), babà, torta caprese (based on cocoa and almonds), delizia al limone (typical of the Amalfi Coast), pastiera, zeppole and “fiocchi di neve”, the latest invention of a young Neapolitan pastry chef. All accompanied, depending on the time of day, by a nice coffee with a taste of anise or a glass of limoncello.
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The shopping streets
From the Fiorentini Residence you are a stone’s throw from Via Chiaia, which leads to Piazza dei Martiri and Via Calabritto towards the seafront. Take a few minutes to visit the historic Marinella workshop, which has been producing famous ties throughout the world since 1914. Then there is the “luxury” shopping walk on Via Filangieri and Via dei Mille. Other shopping streets are the nearby via Toledo, which connects piazza Trieste and Trento with piazza Dante, just over a km distance - always crowded with people, where the shops are always open also on Sundays - and the Vomero district, in the hills, where you will find a wide choice of brands and prices; enter the alleys of the neighbourhood, where you will find many other small shops.
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Shopping in flea markets
There are many local markets where you can shop at low cost. From the most elegant to the folkloristic ones, in which the atmosphere is joyful and nicely chaotic, the city markets are full of stalls selling pretty much anything. The historic ones are: Mercato di Poggioreale (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm), Mercato di Forcella (every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm) and some others a little more “posh”: Mercatino di Posillipo (every Thursday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm) in Antignano and via Carducci (only in the morning from Monday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm). And last but not least the Mercato alla Pignasecca (every day from 8.00 am to about 8.00 pm) where it is also nice to just walk and breath in the authentic atmosphere of the city.
Food & Shopping
When it comes to food, in Italy each region is a world of its own, and surely discovering local gastronomic specialties is a very important part of the journey, be it for pleasure or work. The exploration of the city markets, which has always been the beating heart of Naples, is no less so. Here are our suggestions.
Pizza… and much more
Universally recognized as the city where the Pizza Margherita was born, in Naples you will find many alternatives to the classic round pizza. There is wallet pizza (smaller and often ready at 9 am in the markets), stuffed calzone with ricotta and salami (both baked and fried), montanare (small fried pizzas, seasoned only with fresh tomatoes, parmesan and basil). But Naples is also the capital of street food; in fact, for just a few euros, you can taste the fried “cuoppo” (Neapolitan fried specialties based on fish, meat and vegetables in paper cones), the frittatina di pasta (pasta omelette), the “crocchè” (fried mashed potatoes nuggets with cheese and ham), the taralli “’nzogna e pepe” (lard and pepper taralli) or the “Neapolitan sandwich” (a savory pie stuffed with salami and cheese).
Traditional first courses
Pasta, as we know, is an all-Italian tradition, and each region has its own tradition. In Naples we advise you to take a break in typical home-style cooking trattorias scattered around the city. It will be like eating at the home of a loving aunt, who will carefully prepare for you pasta and potatoes with provola, pasta with meat sauce, a classic Genovese - a delicious white meat ragù with onions - not to be confused with “pesto alla genovese”, with the scent of basil. If you prefer lunch with a view, instead, seafood pasta by the seafront is always an excellent choice.
The classics, with a side dish
An old saying goes that “you never get old at the table”, so we suggest you to reserve some time to taste the famous dairy products of Campania, from buffalo mozzarella to fiordilatte of Agerola, to smoked provola (also on pizza) and ricotta (excellent in the stuffed calzone, both fried and baked). The tradition also includes a taste of sausages and broccoli or meatballs in sauce. Among the side dishes you must try: eggplant parmigiana, courgettes “alla scapece” (fried and seasoned with oil, mint and vinegar) or the classic pepper ‘mbuttunàt (stuffed with breadcrumbs, olives and capers).
The “sweet” side of Naples
The Italian confectionery tradition is so rich that every journey is a discovery and every city has its typical desserts from province to province. In Naples pastries and desserts accompany you throughout the day, starting in the morning with the “graffa” (like a fried doughnut), the classic puff pastry or brioche dough cornetto or the typical brioche “col tuppo” until evening, with sfogliatelle (frolle and ricce), babà, torta caprese (based on cocoa and almonds), delizia al limone (typical of the Amalfi Coast), pastiera, zeppole and “fiocchi di neve”, the latest invention of a young Neapolitan pastry chef. All accompanied, depending on the time of day, by a nice coffee with a taste of anise or a glass of limoncello.
The shopping streets
From the Fiorentini Residence you are a stone’s throw from Via Chiaia, which leads to Piazza dei Martiri and Via Calabritto towards the seafront. Take a few minutes to visit the historic Marinella workshop, which has been producing famous ties throughout the world since 1914. Then there is the “luxury” shopping walk on Via Filangieri and Via dei Mille. Other shopping streets are the nearby via Toledo, which connects piazza Trieste and Trento with piazza Dante, just over a km distance - always crowded with people, where the shops are always open also on Sundays - and the Vomero district, in the hills, where you will find a wide choice of brands and prices; enter the alleys of the neighbourhood, where you will find many other small shops.
Shopping in flea markets
There are many local markets where you can shop at low cost. From the most elegant to the folkloristic ones, in which the atmosphere is joyful and nicely chaotic, the city markets are full of stalls selling pretty much anything. The historic ones are: Mercato di Poggioreale (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm), Mercato di Forcella (every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm) and some others a little more “posh”: Mercatino di Posillipo (every Thursday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm) in Antignano and via Carducci (only in the morning from Monday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm). And last but not least the Mercato alla Pignasecca (every day from 8.00 am to about 8.00 pm) where it is also nice to just walk and breath in the authentic atmosphere of the city.
Food & Shopping
When it comes to food, in Italy each region is a world of its own, and surely discovering local gastronomic specialties is a very important part of the journey, be it for pleasure or work. The exploration of the city markets, which has always been the beating heart of Naples, is no less so. Here are our suggestions.
Pizza… and much more
Universally recognized as the city where the Pizza Margherita was born, in Naples you will find many alternatives to the classic round pizza. There is wallet pizza (smaller and often ready at 9 am in the markets), stuffed calzone with ricotta and salami (both baked and fried), montanare (small fried pizzas, seasoned only with fresh tomatoes, parmesan and basil). But Naples is also the capital of street food; in fact, for just a few euros, you can taste the fried “cuoppo” (Neapolitan fried specialties based on fish, meat and vegetables in paper cones), the frittatina di pasta (pasta omelette), the “crocchè” (fried mashed potatoes nuggets with cheese and ham), the taralli “’nzogna e pepe” (lard and pepper taralli) or the “Neapolitan sandwich” (a savory pie stuffed with salami and cheese).
Traditional first courses
Pasta, as we know, is an all-Italian tradition, and each region has its own tradition. In Naples we advise you to take a break in typical home-style cooking trattorias scattered around the city. It will be like eating at the home of a loving aunt, who will carefully prepare for you pasta and potatoes with provola, pasta with meat sauce, a classic Genovese - a delicious white meat ragù with onions - not to be confused with “pesto alla genovese”, with the scent of basil. If you prefer lunch with a view, instead, seafood pasta by the seafront is always an excellent choice.
The classics, with a side dish
An old saying goes that “you never get old at the table”, so we suggest you to reserve some time to taste the famous dairy products of Campania, from buffalo mozzarella to fiordilatte of Agerola, to smoked provola (also on pizza) and ricotta (excellent in the stuffed calzone, both fried and baked). The tradition also includes a taste of sausages and broccoli or meatballs in sauce. Among the side dishes you must try: eggplant parmigiana, courgettes “alla scapece” (fried and seasoned with oil, mint and vinegar) or the classic pepper ‘mbuttunàt (stuffed with breadcrumbs, olives and capers).
The “sweet” side of Naples
The Italian confectionery tradition is so rich that every journey is a discovery and every city has its typical desserts from province to province. In Naples pastries and desserts accompany you throughout the day, starting in the morning with the “graffa” (like a fried doughnut), the classic puff pastry or brioche dough cornetto or the typical brioche “col tuppo” until evening, with sfogliatelle (frolle and ricce), babà, torta caprese (based on cocoa and almonds), delizia al limone (typical of the Amalfi Coast), pastiera, zeppole and “fiocchi di neve”, the latest invention of a young Neapolitan pastry chef. All accompanied, depending on the time of day, by a nice coffee with a taste of anise or a glass of limoncello.
The shopping streets
From the Fiorentini Residence you are a stone’s throw from Via Chiaia, which leads to Piazza dei Martiri and Via Calabritto towards the seafront. Take a few minutes to visit the historic Marinella workshop, which has been producing famous ties throughout the world since 1914. Then there is the “luxury” shopping walk on Via Filangieri and Via dei Mille. Other shopping streets are the nearby via Toledo, which connects piazza Trieste and Trento with piazza Dante, just over a km distance - always crowded with people, where the shops are always open also on Sundays - and the Vomero district, in the hills, where you will find a wide choice of brands and prices; enter the alleys of the neighbourhood, where you will find many other small shops.
Shopping in flea markets
There are many local markets where you can shop at low cost. From the most elegant to the folkloristic ones, in which the atmosphere is joyful and nicely chaotic, the city markets are full of stalls selling pretty much anything. The historic ones are: Mercato di Poggioreale (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm), Mercato di Forcella (every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm) and some others a little more “posh”: Mercatino di Posillipo (every Thursday from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm) in Antignano and via Carducci (only in the morning from Monday to Saturday from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm). And last but not least the Mercato alla Pignasecca (every day from 8.00 am to about 8.00 pm) where it is also nice to just walk and breath in the authentic atmosphere of the city.