Shopping in Naples

Shopping in Naples

Figurines, pasta or a bottle of limoncello... find the perfect souvenirs from your trip to Naples thanks to our handy guide of its boutiques and stores.

What to buy?

  • 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 buy?

  • 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.