EN­TER­TAIN­MENT AND TAST­ING EX­PE­RI­ENCES

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66 FU­SION BAR - It still re­tains the name of the for­mer an­tique shop in which it is now housed. The Fu­sion cock­tail bar is a real hit, loved for its end­less list of aper­i­tivi. Fur­nished with low so­fas and soft light­ing, it of­fers a wide choice of cold cuts and ex­cel­lent wines. Via Bisig­nano, 58. T: 081415024 – www. 66napoli. it AIAHII – One of the most ex­clu­sive venues in the city. Low- key, el­e­gant, min­i­mal­ist decor, fea­tur­ing a preva­lence of steel, glass, teak ta­bles, orig­i­nal lamps, or­na­men­tal plants and a pre­dom­i­nantly white colour scheme. Of­fers a meat and fish- based menu, an ar­ray of in­ter­na­tional cock­tails, an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion of rum and whiskey and an as­tute se­lec­tion of wines. Via Coroglio, 146. T: 3924811308 ANHELO CAFÉ’ & BISTROT – Of­fers sim­ple, in­ven­tive, high- qual­ity food in­clud­ing range of clas­sic, re­gional dishes up­dated with a in­no­va­tive twist, fea­tur­ing fresh, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. Anhelo is a cafè cum bistrot. Also boasts a small food em­po­rium. Via Bisig­nano, 3 – T: 081.402432 www. anhelo. it ARENILE RELOAD – Es­tab­lished in 1994 as the first club in Naples with a dance floor over­look­ing the beach, Arenile Reload is set against a breath­tak­ing back­drop fur­ther en­hanced by chic de­sign el­e­ments and a playlist of the lat­est hits. In the morn­ing, it serves as an el­e­gant beach club with on- site ameni­ties in­clud­ing a beach and a lawn with a swim­ming pool, bar and re­fresh­ment area. As the sun sets, it is trans­formed into a “viby” lo­ca­tion of­fer­ing top- notch aper­i­tivi and live per­for­mances by artists of in­ter­na­tional renown. Via Coroglio, 14/ b. T: 0810199156 www. are­nil­ereload. com AZAR CAFÉ – Snack bar, del­i­catessen, bak­ery, bar and tea room. Sur­rounded by a beau­ti­ful gar­den, in the pedes­trian area of Vomero, Azar cafè is a meet­ing place for quiet and re­lax­ing, ideal for busi­ness meet­ings or for moth­ers with chil­dren look­ing for a safe place while en­joy­ing a good cup of cof­fee. Via Scar­latti, 139 – T: 0815780248 BARFLY – For­merly an old tuft quarry, this newly re­vamped restau­rant and bar is the per­fect place to en­joy an aperitivo or fab cock­tail while nib­bling on an ar­ray of de­lec­ta­ble fin­ger foods. Barfly was de­signed by ar­chi­tect Demo Ci­a­vatti, known for re­struc­tur­ing sev­eral of the most fa­mous venues on the Ro­mag­nola Riviera. Via Mergel­lina, 6 T: 081.660023 – www. dugout. it BELLAVIA – In 1925, An­to­nio Bellavia re­lo­cated from Palermo to Naples, bring­ing with him the scents, colours and flavours of a re­gion known for its gas­tro­nomic cul­ture. He soon be­gan tit­il­lat­ing sev­eral of the city’s most re­fined palates with cas­sata, can­noli and other spe­cial­i­ties, a tra­di­tion that has been car­ried for­ward with unerring pas­sion by the fourth gen­er­a­tion of the fam­ily who cur­rently run the busi­ness. Capodichino Air­port. T: 0815991603 www. pas­tic­ce­ri­abellavia. it BIRDY’S BAK­ERY – Its colo­nial decor pro­vides a light, wel­com­ing am­bi­ence, per­fect for those wish­ing to take a pit stop while en­joy­ing a great cup of cof­fee. Sig­na­ture pastries in­clude brioches, crum­bles, cup­cakes, plum cakes, brown­ies, muffins and spe­cial­ity cakes. Vico Belle­donne a Chi­aia, 14b. T: 0814976400 CAFFÈ ARABO – A good spot at which to sam­ple tea, Arab sweet treats and a Mid­dle- Eastern nib­ble or two. At Caffè Arabo you can ex­pe­ri­ence a truly ori­en­tal

CIN­DERELLA An ir­re­sistibly play­ful drama in two acts by Ja­copo Fer­retti set to mu­sic by Gioacchino Rossini. The opera, which made its de­but in 1817, orig­i­nally re­ceived a rather cold re­cep­tion. How­ever, af­ter its first few per­for­mances, it be­gan to gain pop­u­lar­ity, be­com­ing even bet­ter loved, as the 19th cen­tury pro­gressed, than the Bar­ber of Seville, later also win­ning in­ter­na­tional ac­claim. From 18 to 30 June Teatro San Carlo. Via San Carlo, 98, Naples. T: 0817972331 www. teatro­san­carlo. it at­mos­phere while smok­ing a hookah. In sum­mer, it hosts gas­tro­nomic events ac­com­pa­nied by dance dis­plays and po­etry read­ings from dif­fer­ent parts of the world. Pi­azza Bellini, 72, Naples. T: 3398828120 CAFFÈ DEL PROFESSORE – At this cafè lo­cated in one of the city’s most el­e­gant dis­tricts you can taste dozens of dif­fer­ent cof­fee blends: from fen­nel to basil- flavoured cof­fee, from croc­cantino cof­fee to its fa­mous rich hazelnut cream cof­fee and, nat­u­rally, tra­di­tional Neapolitan espresso. Pi­azza Tri­este e Trento, 46. T: 081403041 www. il­ver­o­bardel­pro­fes­sore. com CAKE AP­PEAL – A small pas­try shop with a big rep­u­ta­tion serv­ing made- to- or­der cakes, cup­cakes, mac­arons, cake­pops, cook­ies, brown­ies, red vel­vet, cheese­cake and ap­ple pie. The first Amer­i­can bak­ery of its kind in Campania and Naples. Via Caval­ler­izza, 40. T: 08119255750 www. cakeap­peal. it CAMBIOVITA– Cafe­te­ria, frul­la­te­ria, health food store, take- aways, Slow fast food, but also a meet­ing place where you can breathe the air of the house. A place to take a break and take care of your­self sip­ping tea, herbal tea or a smoothie made with all bi­o­log­i­cal prod­ucts. Via Carlo Po­e­rio, 100/ a T: 08119570395 www. cam­biovi­ta­s­tore. it CARRATURO – Now helmed by the fifth gen­er­a­tion, this time- hon­oured pas­try shop con­tin­ues to de­fend its her­itage, his­tory and the good­ness of its ori­gins. Its present own­ers, Ulderico and Alessan­dro, jok­ingly re­fer to them­selves as sim­ple “sfogli­atel­lari”. Via Casanova, 97. T: 0815545364 www. carraturo. it CASA IN­FANTE – The In­fante fam­ily be­gan to tit­il­late the palates of Neapoli­tans in the 1940s with their “tarallo man­dorle e pepe”. In the ‘ 90s they en­larged their pro­duc­tion to fo­cus on high- qual­ity patis­serie, sub­se­quently in­creas­ing their num­ber of sales points. To­day Casa In­fante of­fers top- notch prod­ucts and ar­ti­sanal ice cream just wait­ing to be savoured. Via Chi­aia, 189. T: www. ca­sain­fante. it CHALET CIRO A MERGEL­LINA – This iconic sea­side chalet has been pulling in the pun­ters since its estab­lish­ment in 1952. Boasting a tra­di­tion handed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion, it has nev­er­the­less also em­braced in­no­va­tion to be­come one of the most renowned chalets in Campania. Listed in sev­eral of the most au­thor­i­ta­tive tourist guides, it sells ev­ery­thing from cof­fee and pastries to crepes but the real rea­son to head here is for brioche con gelato, a sweet­ened bun stuffed with ice cream and topped with a dol­lop of cream. Via Mergel­lina. T: 081669928 CHAN­DE­LIER - Vis­ual arts ex­hi­bi­tions, themed par­ties, live mu­sic, arts and crafts and jew­ellery dis­plays. At this stylishly fur­nished venue ev­ery­thing is done with a cer­tain flair in­clud­ing its de­light­ful red and black colour scheme. Its at­mos­phere is cosy and low- key thanks to the soft, dif­fused light­ing given off by the chan­de­liers and wall lamps from which it takes its name. Vico Belle­donne a Chi­aia, 34/ 35. T: 081414576 CHEZ MOI - One of the most renowned hot spots in the city, its ex­clu­sive clien­tele and posh decor make Chez Moi the place to visit. Fea­tur­ing all the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a pri­vate club, de­sign­ers, so­cialites and foot­ball stars, mostly over 25, come here to en­joy its pi­ano bar, disco and oc­ca­sional cabaret acts, par­ty­ing till late. Via Parco Margherita, 13. T: 081407526 www. chez­moi. it CLANDALU’ - A ter­race over­look­ing the his­toric Gal­le­ria Navarra. Credit for its invit­ing at­mos­phere and soft mu­sic go to its charm­ing owner Al­fredo. Fea­tur­ing au­then­tic, home- cooked fare, it has hosted meet­ings, pre­sen­ta­tions and art ex­hi­bi­tions since 1997. Pi­azza dei Mar­tiri, 23. T: 0812452398 CLU COF­FEE& FOOD - A wel­com­ing, cosy tea room by day, as evening ap­proaches, it is trans­formed into a trendy venue where the beau­ti­ful peo­ple gather to en­joy ei­ther an aperitivo or an af­ter- din­ner glass of

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