What to buy in Naples?
- Gastronomy: if you, like so many others, fall in love with Italian cuisine during your trip, why not bring back a tasty reminder in your suitcase? Pasta, typical sauces or bottles of limoncello are some of the most popular options.
- Nativity figurines: if you've got a Nativity set or you're a fan of Christmas decorations, head to Via San Gregorio Armeno for handcrafted "pastori" from traditional religious figurines to caricatures of footballers.
- Souvenirs: whether you collect magnets, postcards or keyrings from your travels, you'll find all the usual souvenirs in Naples. The most typical have images of "Pulcinella", a theatre character characterised by the mask he wears; the "horn of luck", which looks like a red chilli pepper, and mini Vespas!
- Ceramics: when it was a Royal Palace, the Capodimonte Museum was home to a world-renowned porcelain factory, and to this day Naples is home to a number of ceramics artisans making beautiful pieces for you to take home.
- Neapolitan coffee pot: coffee is a true passion in Italy, and Naples has its very own unique coffee pot, known as a "cucumella" or "caffettiera napoletana". This stovetop drip brew coffeemaker makes strong coffee.
- Fashion: Italian fashion is always in style, and you'll find plenty of beautiful boutiques to buy yourself clothing, accessories and leather goods made in Naples.
Where to shop in Naples?
- Via San Gregorio Armeno: more of an alleyway than a street, this small but quaint shopping area is the place to go for the Nativity scene figures known as pastori.
- Via Toledo: Naples' main shopping street is home to every type of store, and is lively at any time of day.
- Galleria Umberto I: this splendid 19th century arcade has a handful of stores, but these days its magnificence lies in its architecture rather than in its retail opportunities.
- Via Pignasecca: eat and shop your heart out at the little stores and stalls selling typical local foods along this street.
- Via Chiaia: connecting Piazza del Plebiscito with Piazza dei Martiri, Via Chiaia is full of shops and street stalls selling snacks to keep you going between purchases.
- Via Benedetto Croce, Via San Biagio dei Librai and Via Mezzocannone: lose yourself in these magical city streets in the heart of Naples, where you'll find all the souvenirs you want in the many shops.
- Corso Umberto: a wide avenue in the city centre, you'll find all the big name brands here. A very popular place for the locals to shop!
- Galleria del Mare: this shopping mall, located in the port, is home to international shops and big chains.
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