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March 13, 2019

Pasticceria Poppella: Let it Snow

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Naples -- It almost never snows in Naples. Yet in the last decade, the city has seen an invasion of snowflakes.Read more
Naples -- It almost never snows in Naples. Yet in the last decade, the city has seen an invasion of snowflakes.

We’re not talking about an atmospheric phenomenon – rather, it is Pasticerria Poppella’s il fiocco di neve (“the snowflake”), a true gastronomic prodigy that has quickly become a “new classic” of Neapolitan pastry, as evidenced by the long lines at the bakery every day of the week.

Ciro Poppella is quite a character: not only an important figure in the Sanità neighborhood, where Poppella is located, he’s also an icon of Naples. The inventor of the snowflake, Ciro is a living example of how there are no limits to what you can achieve when you believe in a project. Read more
Discover traditional Neapolitan cuisine on our Naples walk!
March 1, 2019

Tandem: Built on Ragù

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Naples -- Manuela, like many Neapolitans who emigrated abroad, used to make periodic trips home to see her family. On one such trip in 2012, she went to her grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. Read more
February 27, 2019

Colorful Displays on Naples’ Old Market Streets

By Gianni Cipriano and Sara Smarrazzo
BACKSTREET FEED -- On our Naples walk we plunge into the bustling market streets, which is where we spied this colorful meat stand adorned with signs made by the city’s last traditional sign painter. Shopkeepers, bakers, olive sorters and vendors are all part of the market’s warm community, into which we are so kindly welcomed.Feed more