Discover the ancient heart of Naples with its Baroque domes rising against the backdrop of Mt. Vesuvius, this southern Italian city is literally a treasure trove that will fill your senses.
I have been told that the food experience in Naples will forever ruin my pallet to eating any thing classified as Italian in America. I am can't wait to be ruined.
If you thought you knew pizza, think again. Naples is home to so many original varieties that you’ll have a hard time choosing. Then pass to the savory ‘pagnutiello’, a symphony of fried seafood known as a ‘cuoppo’, or ‘cup’, due to the paper cone it is served in, or the ‘cuppetiello’, another succulent version that will make your mouth water.
If you have a sweet tooth, then you’re definitely in the right place, too! Naples is home to some of the best and most famous pastries in the world with such delicious creations as scrumptious ‘sfogliatelle’, rich ‘Baba’ soaked in rum or the epicurean ‘zeppole’, filled with custard, jelly or cream. Your journey will take you through narrow, picturesque alleys as they open onto elegant piazzas.
It will be hard to tear ourselves away from the cornucopia of food in Naples, but there is more to experience: Royal Palace, Castel Nuovo and San Francesco di Paola church, just to name a few.