These were just a few of the venues, just a few of the events that were on tap for Notte d’Arte. A magical night that started around 5:00 pm with a Christmas Parade sponsored by the Naples Chamber of Commerce and ended somewhere around 3:00 am the next morning.
The hunt always starts where so many of the presepi do, Naples Christmas Alley, Via San Gregorio Armeno, home to many of the artisans that craft the presepi. From there, I revisit the city’s Permanent Collections, and then… the adventure begins.
Comune di Napoli invites residents and tourists to discover and rediscover the charms of Naples as a city of Christmas with Christmas in Naples 2012, Napoli, la città del Natale.
Christmas shopping in Naples Centro Storico will be a lot easier this year.
Naples cultural association Corpo di Napoli and the Comune of Salerno announced last week that they have signed an agreement to host a parallel exhibit during the 2012 Christmas season.
Here in Napoli, this medium sized white fish with a succulent taste is known simply as la Spigola. Cooked whole, either baked (as we did) or steamed, it is a favorite staple of the Neapolitan diet.
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Minestra Maritata is not a Wedding Soup. Rather it takes its name from the marriage of meat and vegetables. A highly successful union that creates an explosion of flavor in your mouth.
Giuseppe’s recipe for Spaghetti alle Vongole, the primo piatto of the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner, Cena della Vigilia di Natale.
This quick and easy salad, Insalata di Rinforzo is said to “reinforce” the very light, lean, meatless Cena della Vigilia di Natale, Christmas Eve dinner.
The star of the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner, Cena della Vigilia di Natale may be Capitone Fritto, but Baccalà Fritto is a favorite year round.
Capitone Fritto, Fried Eel is a traditional dish served for the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner, Cena della Vigilia di Natale.