On Sunday 17 January 2021, on the occasion of the of Sant’Antuono feast, patron saint of Neapolitan pizza-makers, the first edition of Vera Pizza Day will be staged, the True Neapolitan Pizza World Day. A global marathon conceived by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana - AVPN and dedicated to the most iconic of the foods of Italy.  The traditi...

Christmas traditions in Italy are varied and each  region has a bunch of its own. In Naples, one of the most popular involves eel, orcapitone as it’s commonly known in the city of  Parthenope. On Christmas Eve,capitoneis compulsory on every Neapolitan table, usually deep fried and served with a glass of good wine. But the question is: why? To answe...

Wednesday was not a good day for superstitious Neapolitans. The blood of San Gennaro, the patron of Naples, failed to liquefy despite two rounds of praying by the faithful, which some in the southern Italian city see as an omen of bad things to come. A vial containing the dried blood of the fourth-century martyr is put on public display three times...

THE CHURCH OF SAN DOMENICO Maggiore is one of the largest and most important religious buildings in Naples. While the baroque interior of the church attracts the attention of most tourists, the sacristy hides many secrets. Inside the sacristy, the balcony is adorned with 42 sepulchers of various members of the Aragonese royal family. They house var...

Pizza-makers in Naples have teamed up with local Christmas crib artisans to create a large Nativity scene made entirely from pizza dough. The unconventional Christmas scene, mounted on a giant pizza base, will be on display throughout the festive period in the city's Basilica of S. Chiara. The pizza Nativity was made to celebrate three years since...

Italian club Napoli renamed its stadium in honor of former captain Diego Maradona on Friday. The Naples city council unanimously approved the change of name from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. “Napoli is delighted about today's decision,” the club said in a brief online statement. Maradona died last week aged 60 in his native Ar...

When: From Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021 - Where: Hall of Architecture - Kick off the season with a visit to our popular Nativity display nestled in our stunning Hall of Architecture. The presepio, a centuries-old tradition in Naples and Southern Italy, is an elaborate Nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of...

Pizza is surely one of the most beloved, best known, and most wide-spread Italian culinary creations. Its most basic variety, Pizza Margherita, created in Naples, is made with just a few quality ingredients: naturally leavened dough, stretched and spun into a circle, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, a drizzle of extra virgin ol...

Naples is proud of its tradition of "caffe sospeso", where a customer pays twice for a coffee so that someone less fortunate can have one for free. Now this act of charity is being extended to coronavirus tests. In the southern Italian city, the local health service is struggling to deal with the number of coronavirus cases and, as in many parts of...

The death of Diego Armando Maradona, on 25 November, has plunged the Italian city Naples into mourning for the football legend who played seven golden years with Napoli, leading the club to two Serie A victories. The Argentine footballer helped Napoli to win its first Serie A league title in 1987, a remarkable feat that saw the team overcome heavyw...