Crazy, chaotic and shoes galore, Poggioreale Market, Mercatino di Poggioreale (also known as Mercato Caramanico) is Naples largest open-air market. Known as Il Mercatino delle Scarpe, the Shoe Market by some and Shoe Alley by others, you’ll find great deals on boots, shoes, handbags, and much more. Not for the faint of heart however, get there early because it can get very crowded and plan to spend several hours wandering the market’s 566 stalls. And if you find yourself in need of some reinforcements, vending trucks are on hand for water, caffe and snacks.
Bonnie Alberts is a veteran traveler, travel writer, photographer and indie publisher who spent 12 wonderful years in Naples, Itlay. While living in Naples, she founded the Napoli Unplugged Website and co-authored the Napoli Unplugged Guide to Naples. Bonnie is the Bindu Trips Naples and the Amalfi Coast destination author. Her work has appeared in Tweeting Da Vinci, Naples in 3 Days, Time Out Guide Naples, The Simple Things Magazine as well as in Lonely Planet online and various other online publications.