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Naples & Mount Vesuvius

Above Naples (Campania, Italy).



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Pizza Napoletana

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

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Naples’ tradition of presepi

Every Christmas season (starting 8th Deember till 8th January) families in Naples (Campania, Italy) would set up at homes and in churches presepi – Christian nativity scenes. First presepio (presepe) was created by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1223, but the idea of nativity scenes started to develop in 16th century, becoming popular in 18th century.

The best place to see nativity scenes is Certosa di San Martino at Vomero in Naples – a museum with with the biggest in the world collecion of presepi or during visiting Napoli Sotterranea (Naples Underground) – and to buy (all your round): Via S. Gregorio Armeno (called Via dei Presepi) in Naples.



Via S. Gregorio Armeno, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy

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Naples Underground (Napoli Sotterranea), Piazza San Gaetano, 68, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy

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Vomero Hill, Naples

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Naples: Vomero Hill

Vomero – a is district of Naples (Campania, Italy), located on a hill, with three funiculars. The name comes from the Italian vomerethe blade of a plough, and it is connected to its former main agricultural function. Vomero used to be called the Broccoli Hill.

Sights 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

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Castel Sant’Elmo, Via Tito Angelini, 20/A, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy

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Certosa e Museo di San Martino, Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli NA, Italy

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Duca di Martina National Ceramic Museum at Villa Floridiana, Via Domenico Cimarosa, 77, 80127 Napoli NA, Italy

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Naples at night

Naples (Campania, Italy) at night. In the photos:

  • 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

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Galleria Umberto I, Via San Carlo, 15, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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Teatro di San Carlo, Via San Carlo, 98, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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Castel Nuovo, Via Vittorio Emanuele III, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy

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Castel dell’Ovo, Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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