Christmas period in Naples

Naples during the holidays lives in trepidation, you can almost touch it with your hand. Christmas in Naples is an experience to live more than a holiday. Naples has always put Christmas at the center of its tradition. It amazes you with its folklore and its artistic sense. Naples lives for Christmas. But what can you do during the holidays in Naples?

Handicrafts and shops in Naples: Christmas markets

In the streets of Naples, everything dresses up, walking up and down the shopping streets of Naples, everything tells you about Christmas. From the windows to the party to the illuminations, to the way people eat and dress.

It seems obvious but the days of celebration in Naples always start with a coffee. In this period the traditional Neapolitan sweet nectar, there is a roundup of sweets typical of the Christmas period, from the "struffoli" to "pastiera", through "roccocò" and "cassatine", to start the day with a direct infusion of Christmas spirit. 

You can walk in the alleys of the historic center, where all the shops offer something special, where it is full of people, enjoying the festive air. Here, as every year, there are Christmas markets that offer sweets or Christmas decorations, gifts for our loved ones. It's famous that of Vomero one or that of the various towns next to Naples. 

Among these alleys, you certainly cannot miss, San Gregorio Armeno street. The traditional street of Neapolitan pastors and craftsmen. Here every square meter is destined for this art, a secular art, pride and primacy of Naples. 


Christmas in Naples: between food and art

You can taste the typical products of the Neapolitan culture, linked to particular moments of the tradition such as: fried pizza at lunch for Christmas Eve or the so-called "cuoppo", fried fish typical of the Christmas period.
The spirit of Christmas is expressed not only through its gastronomic specialties, but also through art. There is a crowding of exhibitions and events between museums and theaters that offer spectacle for the eyes, but a classical appointment is what the San Carlo's theatre offers. A Christmas show of the oldest opera house in the world that welcomes more people every year.
Naples is always a show, but during Christmas it becomes enchanting and evocative. Among its streets begins to breathe a particular atmosphere, which leads us to get lost among its decorated alleys and to take part in traditions considered now sacred. And you? What are you waiting for? Let's enjoy the magic of Christmas in the magical Naples!