Pas­tic­ce­ria Scatur­chio – from 1903

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On Pi­azza San Domenico Mag­giore you’ll find Naples’ most fa­mous pas­try shop, Scatur­chio, which opened in 1903. A scent of his­tory and tempt­ing pas­tries will hit you the very mo­ment you step into the small shop. Here, through­out the day, you can meet a large range of Neapoli­tan cit­i­zens who come to fill them­selves with Scatur­chio’s fa­mous spe­cial­ties. The shop’s flag­ship pas­try is the “Min­is­te­ri­ale” (Min­is­te­rial), which was in­vented shortly af­ter Italy’s uni­fi­ca­tion in 1861. Francesco Scatur­chio in­vented a medal­lion of dark cho­co­late filled with cream and liqueur to im­press a lovely young lady from the city’s aris­toc­racy. He suc­ceeded, and this cake be­came such a suc­cess that even the royal court fell in love it. But be­fore the pas­try could sub­se­quently be en­dorsed as “court pas­try”, it had to go through an end­less se­ries of min­is­te­rial taste sam­ples and con­trols, hence the name Min­is­te­ri­ale. At Scatur­chio you’ll also find a num­ber of clas­sic Neapoli­tan spe­cial­ties such as il babà, la zep­pola, la sfogli­atella and il danu­bio. All of these de­lights can very well be en­joyed in the com­pany of a leg­endary Neapoli­tan coffee on the small pi­azza just in front of the shop. Pi­azza S. Domenico Mag­giore, 19, 80134 Napoli

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