“Like most of Italy, Neapolitans like their food and there are restaurants everywhere. But to make like a true Neapolitan, grab a pizza from a street vendor and eat it there and then. We tried a pizza that’s folded over four times to make it nice and portable, then you eat it straight out of paper, like fish and chips. That was a bit messy, but great.”
Vesuvius looms over the Bay of Naples
DRINK LIKE A NEAPOLITAN
“Just like us, the Neapolitans wash their pizza down with a good beer, and Italians are known for some of the best beers in the world. They also seem to like rum. They make a thing called a baba, which is a small brioche-style light sponge soaked in rum. It’s delicious — but you probably couldn’t drive after eating one!”
TRAVEL LIKE A NEAPOLITAN
“I drove from Naples to the Amalfi coast in an Alpha Romeo 1969 Spider, which was lovely. There have been lots of movies made down there, and I felt a bit like James Bond — the driving is quite hairy. The locals have mopeds, but you wouldn’t catch me on a bike on those roads. A tank would be safer!”
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