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Unusual Street Food: From Vomero Hill to the Historic Centre

From £73 pp

Naples

3 hours

2-8 people

Unusual Street Food: From Vomero Hill to the Historic Centre

What You'll Do

Discover the more unusual Neapolitan street food the city has to offer, known only to the locals, on a feast of discovery around this fascinating, buzzing city.

The tour begins at Alberto Squillace’s bottega. Alberto, a 5th generation glove maker, still using the same traditional 25 steps to meticulously craft each glove, just as his forefathers did, will provide you with a warm welcome to the tour in the shape of a Neapolitan breakfast.

This uniquely Neapolitan breakfast will consist of coffee and sfogliatella, a type of pastry only really found in this region of Southern Italy.

After a taste of Naples’ morning culture, we’ll head up to San Martino castle via funicolare, and a few stairs. Here, you’ll learn about a snippet of history that occurred within this huge, imposing walls, that squat impressively at the summit of Vomero hill.

This is a story forgotten, or yet unknown, to many, including the local population, for reasons that may become clear as the tale unfolds.

From there, you’ll head down the steep, winding staircases of Pedamentina, until you reach the bustling food market of Pignasecca. Amongst this heady mix of scents and sounds, we’ll try some Neapolitan street food.

From wallet pizzas, ragù sauce and meatballs to the classic Neapolitan coffee (which has surprising origins), you’ll get to enjoy some seriously tasty street food in the authentic setting of one of Naples’ oldest markets.

Experience
Highlights

A truly authentic food tour under the guidance of a local food expert

Discover the iconic walls of San Martino's castle and their dark history

Enjoy a traditional Neapolitan start to the day at Alberto's

Learn the unusual backstories to types of Neapolitan street food

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Location Information

Pick up is from the Nitsch Museum Drop off will occur at Piazza del Gesù
  • English speaking local food guide
  • Coffee and sfoglaitella at Alberto Squillace’s bottega – handmade gloves stylist
  • Taste of: pizza, stir-fry, pere e o musse (pork), meatballs or paccheri (pasta) with ragù – coffee and 1 glass of wine