Chiaia Street

Chiaia Street is one of the most famous and elegant streets in the historic center of Naples Italy, a favorite destination for city shopping, full of boutiques and characteristic shops, but also of picturesque views and buildings of historical and architectural interest. If you are in Plebiscito Square, the walk along Chiaia Street is an alternative and pleasant way to reach the Chiaia Riviera.

The pedestrian street starting from Trieste e Trento Square, adjacent to Plebiscito Sqaure, ends on the opposite side on Martiri Sqaure which in turn leads to the Riviera di Chiaia. The road was intended to connect the city with the Phlegraean Fields. Until 1782 it was also characterized by the presence of a door, known as the Santo Spirito, Chiaia or Romana door. Along the road between clothing boutiques, leather goods shops and typical products, on the right side, you reach the corner with Salita Sant’anna di Palazzo where the famous Antica Pizzeria Brandi is located, that of pizza Margherita.

In this pizzeria you can read, on display in one of its premises, the letter of thanks from the Queen of Italy Margherita of Savoy. The letter, dated 1889, was sent by the Queen to the pizza maker Raffaele Esposito, ancestor of the Brandi family, to attest to his esteem and to confirm that the “three qualities of Pizzas she made for Her Majesty the Queen were found very good”. One of the three pizzas, created specifically for the Queen’s visit, now bears her name, namely Pizza Margherita. If you are planning your holiday to visit Naples Italy, visit Chiaia Street is one of the things to do.

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