We’re off to Napoli, the Amalfi coast and great pizza!

Pizza, leather gloves and PierotucciThere 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.

Light Blue Leather Gloves with Silk Lining

Light Blue Leather Gloves with Silk Lining & Napoli

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!

Purple Suede Leather Gloves with cashmere lining

Purple Suede Leather Gloves & Fiorentina

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.

Amalfi Coast Line near Napoli

Amalfi Coast Line near Napoli


About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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One Response to We’re off to Napoli, the Amalfi coast and great pizza!

  1. JLL says:

    Absolutely the best! Be sure to enjoy a latte or expresso at one of the outdoor cafes. Relax and people watch as you sip your drink and munch on one of the delicious deserts offered at the pastry shops.

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