LifeinourVan City Reviews | Naples | Italy
It’s just so easy to fall in love with Naples…. a true city for foodies! Having started our journey through Italy with the intention to focus on food, it’s just provided such a fun, interesting learning topic for our girls… But now we’ve finally arrived in one of the hotbeds of Italian flavours… Naples!
Striking up a conversation enroute, we spoke to a Bulgarian medic who set us off the right path through the hustle and bustle of downtown Naples… Naples rivals the other cities seen this trip but perhaps without the decadent art of Florence or stunning history of Strasbourg. Yet it more than makes up for this with character…. by the barrel-load.
A fitting metaphor as the apertivo before an infamous Neapolitan special clearly had been soaked in an oak barrel…. in a cosy spot on the side of the marina near the Castel del’Ovo. One that allowed us a chance to gaze at Mt Vesuvius across the placid harbour quay. Having racked up over 10,000 fitbit steps enroute, we tucked in merrily to the local specialities – bruschetta, stone baked pizza (Margherita of course!) and paccheri fritti… there is almost an obsession with frying food – in fact there is even a fried pizza… our arteries shrieked with angst at even the merest glimpse!!
With aching feet, we started the journey back up the hill to the Camping Solfatara campsite with more food shopping in our hands for the girls next bakery blog…. see http://lottieandlibbyadventure.weebly.com/our-bakery-blogs.html
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