Published On: Tue, Jun 21st, 2022

5 foodie reasons to visit Naples!

Love delicious Italian food? Looking for your next adventure? Look no further and discover our five foodie reasons to visit the beautiful Naples!

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1. Pizza

You can’t visit Naples without sampling the delights of the ubiquitous pizza! Naples saw the creation of the Margherita pizza during a royal visit to the city in 1889. To celebrate King Umberto I and Queen Margherita’s visit, Raffaele Esposito created a pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella and basil, echoing the red, white and green on the flag belonging to the newly re-united Italy. The pizza was then named after the Queen.

2. Street food

Naples is renowned for its ‘fast food’ with its roots in cucina povera. You will find no shortage of street food as you explore the city, such as freshly cooked focaccia, crispy fried vegetables, and pall’ ‘e ris (rice balls) – all delicious snacks to enjoy on the move.

3. Gelato

Dolci should never be ignored when in Naples. Gelato is, of course, a popular choice, with so many tempting flavours to choose from. Sfogliatella is a speciality cake of the city, filled with ricotta and candied fruit, and scented with cinnamon. It is available in different forms, all of which you should try!

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4. Coffee

Coffee is taken very seriously in this cosmopolitan city. Once well-known for its unique way of brewing coffee in a napoletana – a stove-top coffee maker – the specialist coffee-making device is now a thing of the past, but the Neapolitan liking for short, very, very strong coffee is certainly not.

5. Limoncello

Once you’ve sampled the food delights that Naples has to offer, finish off your meal in style with a taste of limoncello. The famous lemon liqueur is a speciality of the Amalfi region, from local lemons, water and sugar. It’s traditionally served in a frozen glass after dinner.