Notte d’Arte – Naples Magical Mystery Tour

Notte d’Arte – Naples Magical Mystery Tour

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.

In Search of the Neapolitan Presepe

In Search of the Neapolitan Presepe

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.

Napoli, la città del Natale

Napoli, la città del Natale

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.

Spigola al Forno

Spigola al Forno

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.

Minestra Maritata

Minestra Maritata

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.

Insalata di Rinforzo

Insalata di Rinforzo

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.

Baccalà Fritto

Baccalà Fritto

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

Capitone Fritto

Capitone Fritto, Fried Eel is a traditional dish served for the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner, Cena della Vigilia di Natale.

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