Pizza napoletana / Neapolitan pizza – a Naples-style pizza, made with tomatoes (San Marzano tomatoes or Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio) and mozzarella cheese (Mozzarella di Bufala Campana or Fior di Latte di Agerola), on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage and on the European list of Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) products. Neapolitan pizza is served either as pizza Margherita (with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil) or pizza marinara (with tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, garlic).
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples (Campania, Italy) has been serving delicious pizza (solo marinara e Margherita) for more than 100 years now. The pizzeria and its pizza have been featured in Eat Pray Love (2010) movie.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Via Cesare Sersale, 1, 80139 Napoli, Italy
An introduction to Neapolitan cuisine.
- pizza – the world famous dish origins from Naples,
- spaghetti alla puttanesca – spaghetti with tomato sauce, black olives, and capers,
- pasta with Neapolitan ragù – sauce with made of soffritto, meat, tomato sauce,
- Neapolitan sauce / Napoli sauce / Napoletana sauce – tomato-based sauce,
- polpi alla luciana – octopus cooked with chili pepper and tomatoes,
- alici dorate e fritte – deep-fried boneless anchovies,
- parmigiana di melanzane – eggplant pie with tomato sauce and fiordilatte,
- street food – mostly fied food sold in friggitoria (“fryer”)
- pizza fritta – fried pizza, one of the oldest forms of pizza,
- crocchè – deep fried stuffed potato balls
- arancini – deep-fried ball of rice
- babà – small yeast cake saturated in rum syrup, it can be filled with whipped cream,
- pastiera Napoletana – tart made with cooked wheat, eggs, ricotta cheese, orange flower water, typical for Easter,
- milglaccio – semolina, lemon ricotta cake / pudding,
- sfogliatella – “lobster tail” cake,
- zeppole / frittelle – deep-fried dough balls,
- gelato – frozen dessert.
Altough red chili pepper is not the most common ingredient in Neapolitan cuisine (green peppers – peperoncini verdi – are usually fried), red cornicello (“little horn”) is trditional talisman protecting against the evil eye.
Naples (Napoli), Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, Italy
- Palazzo Reale di Napoli / Royal Palace of Naples,
- Galleria Umberto I – a shopping centre with restaurants,
- Teatro di San Carlo / San Carlo Theatre – the oldest opera house in Italy,
- Castel Nuovo (New Castle) / Maschio Angioino (Angevin Keep) – from 13th century, here Pope Celestine V resigned as pope in 1294,
- Castel dell’Ovo (Egg Castle) and Borgo Marinari.
Palazzo Reale di Napoli, Piazza del Plebiscito, 1, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Galleria Umberto I, Via San Carlo, 15, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Teatro di San Carlo, Via San Carlo, 98, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Castel Nuovo, Via Vittorio Emanuele III, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
Castel dell’Ovo, Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy
Vomero – a is district of Naples (Campania, Italy), located on a hill, with three funiculars. The name comes from the Italian vomere – the blade of a plough, and it is connected to its former main agricultural function. Vomero used to be called the Broccoli Hill.
Sights / Things to do in Vomero:
- Castel Sant’Elmo – medieval fortress from 14th century, now: museum of the 20th century,
- Certosa di San Martino – former monastery complex, located at the highest point (251 m), today: National Museum of San Martino, with the biggest in the world collecion of presepi (nativity scenes),
- Villa Floridiana – with Duca di Martina National Museum of Ceramics,
- many churches,
- beautiful views to Naples, Vesuvius and Gulf of Naples.
Vomero, Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Castel Sant’Elmo, Via Tito Angelini, 20/A, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy
Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy
Duca di Martina National Ceramic Museum at Villa Floridiana, Via Domenico Cimarosa, 77, 80127 Napoli NA, Italy