After our team’s trip to Lisbon, are you curious to know all the things they saw and tasted in Naples? This Italian city welcomed them with open arms…and a lot of delicious Mediterranean flavours. Keep reading! And if you want to know more about the Lisbon trip, here you have Lisbon Part 1 and Lisbon Part 2. Enjoy these wonderful trips with us.
Part I. City of Naples
The BCC Innovation team had the opportunity to visit the region of Campania. Specifically, the visited locations were the capital city of the region (Naples) and the municipality of Giugliano in Campania, were the Fratelli Maristi school is placed.
During this trip, the team was able to know the vast culture and gastronomic tradition of the area, where the Neapolitan pizza is the most representative food. But it also coexists with a great variety of dishes and preparations shaped by the Mediterranean diet ingredients.
This is how 24h in Naples looks like
Sfogliatella is a traditional Neapolitan sweet. It is made with a puff pastry dough (pasta sfoglia means “many layers”) which can be filled or not. It is recommended to eat it warm with a good Italian coffee.
Walking down the streets: visiting grocery shops
The city is full of small specialised establishments: bitcheries, greengrocers’ shops, fisheries or tripperia (guts and tripes shops), among many others. In the mornings, a lot of people can be seen grocery shopping in these stores.
The streets of the city of Naples are full of street-food. It is easy to find establishments offering artisanal food like, for example, crocchè or fried fish, as well as the omnipresent pizzas.
Food in the region of Campania is shaped by the use of Mediterranean diet ingredients, with the special presence of local and seasonal vegetables, pasta and pizza. Perhaps, the most well-known specialty is Neapolitan pizza (mozzarella cheese, tomato, oil and basil), but there are many other kins of pizza. An interesting case in this region is fried pizza. It is a pizza in which the dough is deep-fried in hot oil and is filled, for example, with pork rind, ricotta cheese, provola cheese and pepper.
Bathed with the Tyrrhenian Sea and dominated by the Vesuvius volcano, Naples is a city with quite an intense street life. Getting lost in its streets is the best way to get to know the city.
Dinner: vegetables and pasta
To finish the day and charge our energies, there is nothing better than a good plate of pasta. But before that, make sure to eat at least one of the most typical antipasti. These are garnishes normally made with vegetables, like the parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant, mozzarella, tomatoes and parmesan cheese); or friarelli (a kind of Neapolitan turnip greens). And, as a main pasta dish, the ragú napoletano pasta, made with vegetables, meat, tomato and cheese.