Here is why you should visit Borgo Marinari in Napoli. Close to the waterfront in Via Caracciolo, where you can taste the best dishes!
Strolling along Via Caracciolo, your gaze gets captivated by the beauty and grandeur of Castel dell’Ovo, a fortress of the city. At its feet, there is one of the most beautiful and particular areas of this splendid city: Borgo Marinari.
It once was a fishermen’s area and today it still attracts for its holiday atmosphere despite being in the very center of the city.
Borgo Marinari is located on the isle of Megaride, where, according to legend, the mermaid Parthenope settled. It was there that the Greeks founded a colony, the Romans built a luxurious villa, and the Basilian monks a monastery – until the arrival of the Normans who built the castle.
Today this area that used to be a village of sailors it’s rich in cafès, restaurants, pizzerias, exclusive sailing clubs, and a few houses, all surrounded by the sea with moored boats.
Borgo Marinari is popular and appreciated for its quiet, especially during the summer months. It is a great place to take a break!
Borgo Marinari, where to eat
Here are some restaurants where to eat in Borgo Marinari.
The restaurant “La Scialuppa”, which since 1860 has always served excellent fish; or “Ciro” which since 1936 is one of the oldest and most evocative restaurant-pizzerias in the city; the historic trattoria “Locanda Castel dell’Ovo”, once called “O ‘tabaccaro” because it was a former tobacconist, where you can eat excellent fried fish or typical Neapolitan dishes.
Among the dishes to taste, we suggest mussels or octopus “alla Luciana”. The origin of the “polpo alla Luciana” recipe very ancient: they go back to the fishermen of the village, skilled in octopus fishing thanks to terracotta amphorae placed on the seabed the night before.22