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Probably it is not an original advise, but I tried the Pizzeria Brandi, where the pizza Margherita was created in honour of Queen Margherita of Italy in 1889: you can find it in Salita S. Anna di Palazzo, 1 (side street of Via Chiaia) – tel.081416928.
Nearby I found a small restaurant, where the majority of the guests are Neapolitans, the Locanda N’Tretella, Salita S. Anna, 25 (side street of Via Chiaia)-tel.081427783.
The owner is really nice and usually suggest the typical Neapolitan dishes: squids with tomato sauce, fried anchovies stuffed with ricotta and provola, octopus salad.
Something delicious is the buffalo mozzarella, which is always fresh and fragrant.
You aboslutely must see the amazing marble statue of Cristo velato and St. Chiara Monastery, which is an impressive and graceful building.
Those, who have a sweet tooth, should then stop off in the nearby Pasticceria Scaturchio in Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, which has been delighting the Neapolitans with its delicious products for more than hundred years. It’s worth admiring, and then trying, a huge Vesuvius-shaped babà!
You should also have a walk through Via San Gregorio Armeno, the street of Nativity scenes in Naples. From the Cathedral you can reach the Decumano Maggiore, which is known as Spaccanapoli (via dei Tribunali), and the Decumano Inferiore (Via San Biagio dei Librai): you can’t absolutely miss this area and its glimpses of the oldest part of the city.
If you are hungry now, I suggest you visit the nearby Antica Pizzeria dell’Angelo – Piazzetta del Nilo 16 – tel 0815422001. I had never tasted a pizza with the “cornicione”, that is to say a pizza whose border is folded and stuffed with ricotta cheese, ham cream or just cream). Try it!!!
AMERICA’S CUP IN NAPLES
The first AC World Series – Naples is scheduled for April 7 to 15, 2012, while the dates in 2013 will be one month later, from May 11-19.
To learn more http://www.americascup.com
Life is too short to drink mediocre wines. J. W. Goethe
The wine is a mixture of love and light. G. Galilei
The year 2011 was defined by the winemakers Year of Providence: low production and high quality. The harvest was anticipated throughout Italy for the climatic conditions that have characterized this long summer.
The phenological phases of grape-vine have been changed by high temperatures in April and May, leading to this early harvest.
The quality will be great for white wines: it is expected to decline by 5% and then a production of 44 million hectoliters, while for the red wines we will only know shortly.
The decline in the Centre-North is from 0 to -5%, while in the Center-South vary from -5% to -20%.
The most productive region is Veneto, with more than 8 million hectoliters.
The vineyard once again demonstrates its ability to adapt to climatic vagaries, unlike other agricultural crops that have been compromised.
We predict high-profile wines and this will help the positive trend in foreign sales (+11.9% in 2010), in fact in Italy it is produced the 17% of world production.
The first Sunday in November in Italy we will celebrate the birth of the new wine,”Vino novello”, a red wine produced in all regions of Italy, but mainly in the Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The “Vino novello”, very fresh and aromatic, is the first wine of the harvest just passed, which is celebrated throughout Italy, especially combined with chestnuts.
From 24th August 2011, after Rome, Florence, Otranto and other Italian turist destinations, Venice as well has introduced a tax for tourists.
The tourist tax to be paid varies depending on the following elements: the city where you stay, the type and site of the accommodation, the number of stars, the type and quality of the facilities provived by the accommodation chosen.
For example: in Venice tourists will be asked to pay just a few cents if they stay in a camping in the mainland, or up to 5 euros if they opt for a room in a 5-star hotel.
But if you stay in Venice for more than 5 days, your stay is free of charge from the sixth night.
The task of collecting the tribute has been given to the accommodations’ host: the tourist tax, in fact, has to be paid in place.
The rules concerning the maximum number of nights to be paid and the minimum and maximum amounts to be applied change from town to town.
However, the only thing that is the same in all the Italian cities with tourist tax is that children under the age of 10 are free of charge.