Archive for September 23rd, 2011
There are a couple of things that Napoli is known for all over the world: great pizzas, the Amalfi coast line, its unique talent in music, their truly vivacious soccer fans and the age old tradition of handmade leather gloves. We hope to enjoy a bit of everything this Saturday as the Fiorentina embark on their 4th game of the season as guest in historic city of Napoli.
Friday night will be a delicious pizza out in town and we are relying on the expert information in Simona Piccinelli’s blog to lead us to the perfect pizza. The blog may be a bit old, but the best pizzerias are those that have withstood the test of time. Perhaps it will be possible to take in a concert or catch the Pizza Festival in Campania. Whatever we do, we know that in Napoli between the pizzas, the elaborate desserts and the delicious espresso we will go to bed with a full stomach.
Saturday we will roam the stores and street markets soaking in the colorful, loud and boisterous environment that abounds in Naples. Maybe we’ll do a little shopping. Interesting is the fact that both Naples and Florence have a long tradition in making leather gloves. Using the softest leather these two cities bring the level of glove craftsmanship to an art.
Then in the afternoon it is gametime – so we have no plans other than to cheer our team on to victory… ok maybe I am a little optimistic and certainly the victory last Wednesday has me dreaming a bit but what can I say, I was born this way! FORZA VIOLA!
Sunday we will take a tour to the Amalfi coast to explore the unique and extremely beautiful landscapes. We hear the temps are still toasty warm, so maybe we will even be tempted to dive into this crystal blue wonderland. Today, Amalfi maintains its fishing traditions, and has a number of fully functional, traditional, fishing boats. Amalfitans are also very proud of one of their most famous mariners, Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the compass. But we will probably be more interested in tasting the fish, the m0zzarella and an ice cold glass of Lemoncello before rushing back to Napoli to catch the train home to Firenze.