21 July 2015

Since our friends in Italy warned us not to go to Napoli with our Vespa, we decided to leave “Dolce Vita” locked up in Pompeii, and took the train instead…

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Napoli is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest city in Italy, after Rome and Milano.
Walking through its narrow and lively streets you feel like you are in an Arabic city. 


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Napoli is famous for Pizza – pizza was invented here, so we had to have a pizza here :-) The pizza tastes fantastic with local mozzarella di buffalo, that is made from Italian buffalo milk.



In Pizzeria Tante Voglie in Boscoreale, close to Napoli, we had the best pizza ever! Chef Genaro has some special tricks to make the dough light and crispy: he uses type 3 flour and lets the dough rest overnight in the fridge.


A famous pastry in Napoli is Rum Baba, a small yeast cake saturated in rum.


The Golf of Naples and its surroundings is famous for the production of Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur. It is a very popular liqueur in Italy and well known in other parts of the world.


To get a good impression of the city and to take a rest from the heat (38°C !), we took the hop-on-hop-off tourist bus.


The historic centre of Napoli is the largest in Europe and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city has long been a major cultural centre with a global sphere of influence, particularly during the Renaissance and Enlightenment era.