When I visit Naples I usually dedicate some time for shopping. Because I love the warm welcome and the kindness of the shop owners. And also because it is possible to find precious objects. In the city, people can have almost everything. But one of my favorite local product, except pizza, is Capodimonte porcelain. The manufactury started in Naples in 1743. It proposes moduled figurines and decorative modeled flowers applied to vases and cups. There are great artworks.
The main factory and few artists are still at work to realize the objects. Meanwhile, the oldest is quite rare on the market and of course expensive. In the center of the city, inside the Galleria Umberto, in front of one of my favorite hotels, there is Barra. It is an art gallery established in Naples in 1922. One of the most important shops in the city for Capodimonte porcelain.
Capodimonte porcelain at Barra
Inside the clients meet the kind owner, ready to chat, to show all the collections. He explains each object and helps the customer to choose the best product according to preferences. In the shop, there are lovely products perfect as a gift. But it is also possible to find some very important objects of porcelain made recently. The owner has as well a good collection of antique porcelain and paintings, that propose to clients. He is an expert and he can provide original antique Capodimonte porcelain to the clients.
You can have the original pieces of Capodimonte porcelain. There are of course other places where to find this type of objects. But you need to be careful to check the symbol located based on the object. Because there are fake products that sometimes are proposed to tourists, that for sure does not happen in Barra store. It is a matter of trust and I needed time to check and to know better the shop and the owner.
If you are in Naples and you want a special souvenir and of course with a good value you can visit Barra. According to your preferences and your budget, you will find an object that is perfect to be shown in your house or become an important gift for someone else. I can’t go back home from Naples without a gift or some object for me. I don’t think to be shopping addicted, but I love art. That’s why I decided to share this post. I am sure you will find great souvenirs during your tour of the city.
Italy and its products
Planning your trip to Italy you have to consider not only monuments and attractions. Beauty is everywhere. Capodimonte porcelain is not the only thing made in Naples. The city is famous also for tailoring. It is part of Neapolitan excellences, well known in all the world.
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