From the big names to Neapolitan craftsmanship, what are the shopping streets in Naples?
Here's a guide on where to shop in the city that fits all budgets, from luxury shopping to cheap shopping.
Naples is not only a beautiful city to visit for its monuments, romantic panoramas and great food, but also offers to those who are in the mood of different shopping alternatives. Whether you have been fond of fashion and big names, whether you want to find shoes and clothes at affordable prices, Naples offers different possibilities for shopping, as long as you know where to go according to your needs. We offer you a quick guide to the shopping streets of the city, so that you know where to go for your expenses, be tourists or not, with sales or without.
#1- Quartiere Chiaia
In the Chiaia district shopping can start from Via dei Mille, where you can easily reach the underground. You have to take line 2 of the metro that connects Pozzuoli with San Giovanni, stopping at Piazza Garibaldi, and get off at Piazza Amedeo. From there a few meters on foot to reach Via dei Mille. The shopping can be continued on Via Filangeri and then choose via Poerio or via Calabritto, and then rest from the efforts enjoying the sea view from the Villa Comunale. These streets are certainly not suitable for those who want to keep spending low, but more on luxury shopping: Bulgari, Cartier, Luis Vitton and Gucci are just some of the big names you'll find on your route. Added to these are the Neapolitan craft shops. On via Chiaia you will find the historic workshop of Eugenio Marinella, opened since 1914, which sells ties famous all over the world, to the point that today it has several points of sale even far beyond the national borders. Also on Via Chiaia there is also Tramontano, not to be missed for lovers of handmade leather bags.
#2 Corso Umberto I
Corso Umberto I, also known as Rettifilo, connects Piazza Garibaldi, where the central station of Naples is located, with Piazza Giovanni Bovio, just a few steps from Maschio Angioino and the port. Whether you come from outside by train or ship, it is one of the easiest roads to reach on foot. On this street there are shops for all budgets. From large retail chains, such as Stradivarius, Yamamay, Benetton, to shops, even very cheap of branded products or not.
#3 Via Toledo
It is one of the main arteries of Naples, which connects Piazza Trieste and Trento with Piazza Dante, for a distance of just over one kilometre. Its proximity to monuments, such as pizza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace, make it always very crowded with people, especially tourists, and shops are almost always open on Sundays. Shopping via Toledo is where you can find both the shops of the big chains, including the Disney Store, and the most important brands. Among other things, at the very beginning of this street, there is also the Umberto I gallery, where you can shop in a place steeped in history. To arrive from the port just walk towards Piazza Plebiscito and continue straight on the uphill road that is via Toledo, while from the station of Napoli Centrale you can take bus R2 and get off at Piazza Trieste and Trento. Via Toledo is also a subway line 1 stop that connects the University with the northern outskirts of the city.
#4 Via dell’Epomeo
More on the outskirts, in the Soccavo district, there is Epomeo street, where for your shopping you can find a little bit of everything, from shoes to clothes, both for men and women, to toys, such as the Vespoli Toys Megastore. On this street there are mainly low cost shops, but there is also something more "in" and Berenice Sposa in case you are looking for the dress for the big day. To get there you can take the Circumflegrea that connects Torregaveta, where the Cumana also terminates in Montesanto. Get off in Soccavo and within a few metres on foot you've arrived.
#5 Quartiere Vomero
The Vomero district is one of the most famous in Naples and, as many already know, it is certainly not among the cheapest. On the two shopping streets of the Vomero, via Luca Giordano and via Alessandro Scarlatti, you will find all the great brands, but if you prefer to spend less money, then we suggest you go into the alleys of the neighborhood, where you could do great business. To arrive you can take the underground line 1 and get off at Vanvitelli, where you can also stop the Central funicular, Chiaia and Montesanto.