Dolce Idea


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Dolce Idea

Award-winning chocolate maker Gennaro Bottone, who has been delighting palates since 1979 with his craftsmanship and imaginative creations, has opened his own shop, where you can indulge in his delectable offerings, whether it's the sweet confetti, creamy gelato, or the irresistible cioccolatini. And let's not forget the flagship of his production — the exquisite range of sugared almonds, from timeless classics to the most inventive variations, alongside traditional treats like pandoro, panettone, and colomba.


If you're looking for fashionable clothes, accessories, or jewellery, head to Via Calabritto, Via Filangieri, Via Chiaia, and Via Toledo, where you'll find plenty of fashion brands. In the same area, two boutiques boast impressive local collections. One of them is called Ernesto Esposito (Via Cavallerizza a Chiaia, 51), and showcases the sexed-up heels created by its namesake designer, a Neapolitan who also works for Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, and Via Spiga. The other one, Marinella (Riviera di Chiaia, 287a), is a tiny shop with a huge reputation for its classic men's accessories and, especially, silk ties. A huge flea market with good bargains is found close to the Poggioreale jail and runs from Thursday through Monday. For typical handmade products, the best place to go is the Quartieri Spagnoli. This area still has the highest number of old craftsmen’s shops. The sophisticated, expensive Capodimonte porcelain, cameos and gouaches are particularly famous. Naples is also tied to the traditions of leather goods, as well as gold and silver objects. And if you're interested in buying the famous nativity scene figurines made in terracotta you should visit Via San Gregorio Armeno. Here, you can find all types of figurines, all made by hand.