Well it took us even longer to actually get to Napoli - we have now been in Italy for more then 6 years and just this spring we finally pulled ourselves together, jumped on the train and within 2 hours found ourselves in the middle of this amazing city…...
Don't let all the bad stories scare you from visiting this gem - true - you need to stay a little alert, but the people are sweet and welcoming, the town packed with historical building and sites, museums and let's not forget it - THE FOOD…This is really a food town, you can eat all day and night - turn a corner and you find a little joint selling amazing Pizza fritta - well yes a deep fried pizza, pastries, ice creams, chocolates, pasta to go……..you name it - this is the city that will get you high on carbs and sugar…...
With little over a million citizens, Napoli is one of the biggest towns in Italy and for sure in southern Italy……and these people sure have found the perfect way to enjoy life…..always out on the street, hanging out of windows and balconies shouting and singing…..enjoying a drink in the piazza, trapping a fried pizza and they have some of the best coffee around….short, strong and very hot - almost boiling…..
Here is 3 of our favorite sweet spots in town, check them out next time you are in town for a great little treat…….
Here the "sfogliatelle" is the queen - invented in the late 18th century by the small bakery shop - Pintauro - and guess what - it is still there - amazing - this is a hole-in-the-wall shop - and THE place to eat your sfogliatelle....you eat it for breakfast - we will eat them all day - they are served warm from the oven, just like in the days of the founder Pasuale Pintauro - back in 1785....
There are 2 versions of the truth - the "frolla" meaning smooth and the "riccia" meaning curly - our favorite is the riccia - a kind of phyllo pastry in soo many layers and inside a ricotta and semolina cream scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange......no need to say we were high on carbs for a few days......
Via Toledo 275
The real speciality of the house is "La Foresta" a kind of spinned chocolate bar, where the chocolate is layered in multiple layers as well as their version of the Baci - a whole roasted hazelnut, cased in a dense hazelnut cream and then covered in dark chocolate.
But also the different chocolate bars, with the original wrapping is worth to have a look at - we really liked the one with a big punch of chili......
Have a look at this great little film:
Via Toeldo 427
'The cakes are amazing in this place and the coffee is some of the best in town…….
Piazza Dan Domenico Maggiore 19