Napoli is a maze of narrow cobbled streets that would challenge any map guru. But if you are bold enough to let yourself get lost for a short time, the hubbub of the early morning street markets will most certainly entertain you. Fish mongers energetically display their fresh catch of the day while the shopkeeper next to him fiddles with purses, scarves, souvenirs, and various odds and ends. The magic is in your bargaining techniques and the ability to walk away. Most often you will be called back and your offer accepted. Shoes and wallets, watches and toys, clothing and umbrellas. The list is endless.
These photos I randomly took one morning as I made my way through tight winding streets with vendors setting up their products to sell.The smell of bakeries turning out croissants and rolls came and went on the cool morning air. Napoli was waking up, and about to begin its daily commotion, some would say craziness, of another day.
The markets are colorful, varied and bargainville. After working your way down a maze or two, stop at a shop for pizza, Napoli style. A simply unforgettable delight.
What else did I find in these narrow medieval mazes? Hard to believe, but true.
More to come, so stay tuned!