Best places for gluten free in Napoli

On the hunt for gluten free in Napoli? Allow us to present you with our personal gluten free treasure map.

Leopoldo Cafebar Senza GlutinePiazza Cavour, 78/79

A gluten free patisserie that presents a vast and mouth watering selection of sweet treats that not only look amazing but taste wonderful, and it’s hard to believe they’re gluten free.
You can find all the most typical pastries of the Neapolitan tradition exclusively gluten-free.

Antica Pizzeria Vesi NapoliVia dei Tribunali, 388

Gluten-free pizzeria, with high quality products and with an always surprising taste. Excellent knowledge on intolerance, supplied with gluten-free products. All varieties of pizza can be eaten gluten-free, as well as beer.

Oven Il Forno VegetarianoVicoletto S. Pietro a Maiella, 10

Small and cozy place in the center with quite big offer. Food is delicious and cheap. 100% gluten-free in the historic center. Perfect for a lunch break with a focaccia, a parmigiana or croutons.

O GrinVia Mezzocannone, 83

Big heart, great intentions, amazing results! Between one pizza and another, drop by this big tiny place. Next to the University, you’ll feel like a Neapolitan, while enjoying cozy day to day Italian meals (GF and/or vegan, of course!). The place itself is really small so it’s better suited for take away or for a casual lunch.

Ristorante Vitto PitagoricoPiazza Museo, 15

Not 100% gluten-free but you only have to ask to find out. Prices are very reasonable taking in to account the taste and presentation. Portion sizes are good and with how good the food tastes you’ll be left wondering how they get it to taste so good. Very friendly and helpful staff. Restaurant opposite the Archeological National Museum.

Mammina Via Santa Brigida, 65

Mammina offers many gluten-free and lactose-free proposals: from pizza to seafood dishes, such as mussels, salads with octopus, and much more. Do not miss Frittura mista!

Zero Zero GranoVia Carlo de Cesare, 40

Cozy, delicious restaurant, with selected high quality products exclusively gluten-free, from frying, to first courses up to seafood second courses. And the baba is the icing on the cake. Staff very kind and helpful.

Cavoli NostriVia Palepoli, 32

This vegeterian restaurant offer GF recipes and a wide range of bio wines. The menu is strictly seasonal, so it is updated four times a year as well as the nature production cycle. It’s always possible to enjoy new experiments but also vegetarian or vegan or gluten free revisions of some typical dishes of the Italian tradition. Near the panoramic seafront of Napoli.

Best Souvenirs to Bring Home from Napoli

The historic center is the home to artisan craftsmen and traditional workshops, where you can find one-of-a-kind treasures at affordable prices and see how a number of specialty items are still made using traditional techniques passed down through the generations.

It is practically impossible to make an exhaustive list, you will be able to find tailor shops, handcrafted clothing, shoes, contemporary arts, jewelry, vintage items stores in a few meters. My advice is to explore the historic center, enter the courtyards of historic buildings, through the streets and find these gems.

Nativity Scenes

The most traditional of all Neapolitan crafts is the handmade nativity scene, an art form that dates back to the 1700s and that dominates holiday décor in all of southern Italy. The heart and soul of Naples’ nativity scene production is on Via San Gregorio Armeno, that is crowded on both sides with dozens of shops and stalls selling handmade nativity scene figurines, model houses, and props. You can find nativity scenes in all sizes and price ranges on sale.
Ferrigno – Via San Gregorio Armeno, 8
Capuano – Via San Gregorio Armeno, 28

Ceramics

Naples and the surrounding region of Campania have been known for their local ceramic production for centuries. If you love handpainted majolica ceramics, you can choose from an endless variety of techniques and styles, from the elegant porcelain from Capodimonte to the more rustic majolica from Vietri sul Mare. Choose from traditional designs or more contemporary and minimalist motifs.
Mac Bottega Di Ceramica – Via Nilo, 12
Ceramiche di Vietri – Via Domenico Capitelli, 8

Ties

One of the most prestigious arts in Naples is custom tailoring, which includes classic suits, shirts, and ties for men but also specialty items like wedding gowns, hats, and knits. You’ll find a number of landmark shops around Naples that carry a vast selection of high-end ties in pure silk.
Marinella Cravatte – Riviera di Chiaia, 287
Cravatteria Ulturale – Via Carlo Poerio, 115

Lucky Horns

You don’t have to be superstitious to delight in one of the most iconic symbols of Naples’ tradition and lore: the lucky horn, a charm known locally as the “curniciello”. This traditional amulet is in the shape of a hot pepper (or “corno” in Italian) and it is believed to ward off the evil eye. Browse the artisan workshops and jewelry stores in the historic center to choose a handmade version in ceramic or fine red coral.

Unique Musical Instruments

Neapolitan music is beloved the world over and has been an important part of the city’s history and culture for centuries. For music lovers, Naples is the perfect destination for exploring new traditional instruments – many made by hand – and even purchasing one to try at home. To explore the world of Neapolitan folk instruments, take a walk down Via San Sebastiano, known in Naples as “the musician street”.
Loveri S.r.l. Strumenti Musicali – Via San Sebastiano, 15

Leather goods

Wallet, purse, bag, belt or gloves. Neapolitan artisans are some best of Italian craftsmanship.
Scriptura Pelletteria – Via S. Sebastiano, 45

Design

Naples is also the protagonist of the Italian style. There are many shops in the city where you can buy unique interior design pieces.
Versione Luce – Via dei Tribunali, 279
Ferrari – Via Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra, 60/M

Retro Items

In Naples, in recent years, numerous “vintage” shops have opened. In these shops with retò furnishings it is possible to find clothing, objects and accessories from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Oblomova – Via S. Sebastiano, 20
Oggetti & Stampe d’Epoca – Via S. Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, 49
Baule Volante – Via San Biagio Dei Librai, 106

A Neapolitan Coffee Maker (and Coffee)

The final item that should be on your list of souvenirs to bring back from Naples is ideal for coffee lovers: a “cuccumella”, the traditional Neapolitan coffee pot made from aluminum and used on the stovetop. This timeless coffee pot is made up of a number of parts that fit together and together brew a perfect Neapolitan espresso. Be sure to pick up a package or two of ground Neapolitan espresso beans (Passalacqua is a local favorite), sold in grocery shops and coffee bars across the city.
Mexico – Piazza Dante, 86
Spina – Via Pignasecca, 62

SPECIAL

Here is the most special souvenir you can choose. My creation with the punch needle. Choose your shape, your design and I will create it for you during your stay in our apartment. A unique gift.
Melareca Handcrafted

Where to park?

Our apartment is located in Vico Giganti, an alley in ZTL (Limited Traffic Zone) and it is not possible to arrive by car or to park, as well as throughout the historic center of Napoli.

The nearest private car park Parking De Santo Gardes is just 200mt away in Via San Giuseppe dei Ruffi, 8. That one is in a limited traffic zone, but they will give you a temporary permission just to reach the garage.
Tel.: +39 081 454314

A little bit further, 850mt away, but not in a Limited Traffic Zone, there is Autorimessa Schisa Parcheggio in Via Foria, 107.
Tel.: +39 081 440062

For both, fees will be around €25-35 per day.

The cheaper alternative is to park your car in Parcheggio Brin in Via Benedetto Brin for €8 per day or at Quickparking Stazione Centrale in Piazza Nazionale for €9-14 per day. From these parking lots then reach the apartment by taxi.

To visit Napoli, the car is not recommended.

From our apartment all the sites of interest, restaurants, cafè, pizzerias are easily reachable on foot or by metro, the nearest metro stations are 800mt away.

Also a taxi rank is just 100mt away.

You could consider driving the car only for the day when you want to take a trip out of town (Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Caserta, etc.)

COVID-19 DIGITAL GREEN CERTIFICATE TRAVEL AND ACCESS TO CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS – JANUARY 2022 UPDATE

As of 10 January 2022, everyone over the age of 12 must present a COVID-19 digital green certificate proving you have been vaccinated or recovered within the last 6 months for Covid-19 to access certain services and activities:

  • Restaurants, bars, ice cream parlours and pastry shops
  • Performances open to the public, sporting events, both outdoors and indoors
  • Museums and places of culture, shows
  • Swimming pools and gyms
  • Private parties, such as wedding receptions
  • Festivals and trade fairs
  • Conventions and congresses
  • Spas and fitness centres
  • Gaming halls and betting shops, bingo halls and casinos
  • Acces to Public transport (local and regional rail travel included)
  • Hotel, Holiday Home, Bed & Breakfast, Short Term Rental

Access to these services and activities is allowed on presenting the EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent certificate issued by the health authorities of Canada, Japan, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The children
Children under the age of 12 will not have to show the green pass in all places where those over 12 must show it. Up to 12 years, therefore, the green pass is an optional document.

Our guests
You will need the green pass to stay in our holiday home. Travellers have to show the green certificate at the check-in.

Would you like to know more? http://www.italia.it/en/home.html

Tourist Train Campania Express

Reach the most beautiful places on the Vesuvian coast with a fast and comfortable train, a latest generation Metrostar with air conditioning and guaranteed seating.

Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Sorrento…. passion, history, tradition and nature.

Ticket Sales Points (with seat reservation) at the EAV Infopoints of :
Porta Nolana – Garibaldi – Montesanto

It is also possible purchase tickets, no guaranteed seating, twenty minutes before the departure of the train at the ticket office EAV: Herculaneum – Pompeii Villa Misteri – Vico Equense – Sorrento – Naples Porta Nolana – Napoli Piazza Garibaldi.

Accessibility – Passengers with disabilities must go to the Info Point of Naples Porta Nolana station for the access to the rail tracks.
The stations of Garibaldi, Ercolano and Sant’Agnello, while the stations of Castellammare and Pompei Villa dei Misteri are accessible only toward Sorrento. Travellers with disabilities coming from Sorrento headed to Meta or Piano, can call to the phone number 081 7722432 – at least 20 minutes before departure – to request the stop at the platform next to the passenger building.
We recommended to visit the website and consult the section of the site with the facilities information  – link

Campania Express ticket gives you the possibility of:

  • book the return trip on a different date.
  • on the scheduled date of the outward and/or return journey, get off at the intermediate stops and resume the journey with another Campania Express train. In this case, the reservation does not guarantee the availability of the seat on intermediate routes.

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The joys of food shopping nearby

If you are staying in Interno16HolidayHome there is a fresh food local shops nearby.  No prepackaged foods and antiseptic counters, but friendly vendors and colorful, delicious vegetables, fruit, cheeses, fishes and meats of every kind. We think of them as museums for food! For a wonderful cultural experience, shop at the single purpose shops where you are often dealing directly with the proprietor who is usually a neighborhood resident as well as an expert on his or her items.  If you are there when the store isn’t jammed, you have a chance for a personal interaction and some special advice on your purchases. Here are the types of small food stores that you will encounter.

  • Alimentari – Small grocery store with foods of all kinds
  • Macelleria – Fresh meat, salami and sausage
  • Rosticceria – Take out and eat-in roasted foods, usually meats and vegetables
  • Frutta e Verdura  – Fruits and vegetables
  • Panificio – Bread
  • Pasticceria – Pastries, cakes
  • Pescheria – Fish
  • Salumeria – Cold cuts, cheese, salami, some canned goods
  • Latteria – Dairy (milk, butter, cheese)
  • Enoteca – Wine

Italian supermarkets have their own charms.  It is always fun to just see what is on offer. For vacationers who want to have a nice but low effort meal at home, there are many fresh but semi-prepared items.  

A few steps away, the large Decò supermarket is located in Vico Cinquesanti 24 and is open every day: from Monday to Saturday from 8AM to 8:30PM, continuously, and on Sunday from 8AM to 1:30PM.

A little further away in Via Foria on the corner of Via Duomo there is the Carrefour Express supermarket and it is open every day from 7AM to 10PM.

Don’t forget to read our tips on the best pizzerias and trattorias in the historic center. One rule: these are all less than 10 minutes walk from our holiday home!

We are back with some news

Dear guests, our lives have recently been turned upside down by the spread of Covid-19. The return to normal will be slow and gradual and as hospitality operators we have adapted to the new reality to make your holidays safe.

As regulated by the anti-Covid-19 measures, our holiday home will follow Italy’s State and Region directives to create the conditions for a reassuring stay in Naples.

Only with everyone’s contribution we will be able to overcome this crisis and therefore we ask you to respect the measures taken and the indications provided below.

Check-In / Out

  • You will need the green pass (COVID-19 digital green certificate) to stay in our vacation home. Travellers have to show the green certificate at the check-in.
  • Activated fast check-in and fast check-out mode, all guests will be required to provide copies of ID or passport via Whatsapp or email to reduce check-in times.
  • During your stay we will always be available virtually via Whatsapp for all your requests.

Hospitality

  • We will avoid shaking hands and we will respect social distances measures.
  • We will wear the masks correctly.
  • Before entering the house, the body temperature of all guests will be measured.
  • Upon entering the house you will be asked to sanitize your hands with the hand sanitiser made available to you.
  • Upon the check-in, greeting time will be reduced and you can use the material available at home and on our website for advice and useful information on managing the apartment and on your stay in Naples.
  • We recommend traveling light, remember that the apartment is on the third floor without a lift and in line with the provisions we will not be able to help you with your luggage.

Cleaning

  • Before guests arrive, the whole house is fully cleaned, disinfected and aired.
  • Sheets, pillow cases and towels are supplied and sanitized by a certified industrial laundry.
  • Objects, handles, buttons and remote controls are properly sanitized with specific products.
  • We had to remove some decorative items to comply with the cleaning regulations.
  • Before the guests arrive, the air conditioning system filters are sanitized.

Rules for guests

  • Respect the social distancing and wear the masks correctly when we meet for check-in.
  • Get informed and strictly comply with Italy’s State and Region directives.
  • Wash or disinfect your hands frequently, even at home.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue in case of sneezing and coughing.
  • In case of fever or flu symptoms stay at home and notify us immediately.
  • Set AC cooling at 24-30°C to curb spread of Covid-19.
  • Throw away any used masks, gloves and tissues in the undifferentiated container, remembering to take out the garbage before check-out.
  • Do not leave products in the fridge or other food remains in the home.
  • Put the used laundry back in the bags made available and close them before leaving.
  • Turn off all the air conditioners and open all the windows to ventilate the apartment before leaving.

In the implementation of these measures, our guests declare to be aware of the Covid-19 containment measures currently in force in regards to the limitations on the possibility of movement of persons throughout the national territory and to take full responsibility for themselves and their companions.
And thus declare:

  • Not to be subjected to the quarantine measures, or nor to currently testing positive for Covid-19.
  • Not to have knowingly been in contact with persons who have tested positive of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Not to have a body temperature above 37.5°C or other flu symptoms.

About suspicious or positive cases

  • Should our guests experience symptoms of flu, fever, etc., while staying in our holiday home, despite all the precautions above mentioned, they will have to immediately let us know and they will need to leave the apartment. We will contact the Local Health Authority who will carry out a health assessment and will implement the consequent provisions as set out by the Italian law.
  • Also the other members of group or family must leave the apartment to return to their home.
  • Guests can stay for the time necessary for the organization, but already in isolation.
  • Our guests will be charged for any additional costs and any additional nights spent in our home to organize their return home or to self-isolate.

An anticipated thank you for your understanding and collaboration and a wish for a pleasant stay in Naples and at Interno16HolidayHome.