Since I have joined this forum I have become aware of so many things that I never even knew existed. ilpizzaiolo and pizzanapoletana have totally blown me away with their pictures and descriptions of the pizza in Naples with it's ancient roots. Although I can follow their recipes here at home, and try to come close to what they have going on, the only way I will ever really know what I am working towards is by trying the real thing. Last time I was in NY I was able to try Grimaldi's, and it was so much closer to my pizza ideal than anything else I have ever had. The crust melted in my mouth, and was so light and soft. The pizza had such a fresh taste to it. Supposedly it is not even as good as what is going on in Naples, or at Una Pizza Napoletana (I will hit this place for sure next NY visit).
Well today was my lucky day. I found out that one of my wife's sisters is getting married in Ireland in mid August, and I have convinced some of her family to take a trek with us to Naples after the wedding. I am going to be in Europe for two weeks. The first few days will be near Dublin for the wedding, then we are thinking a day or two in London and Amsterdam, then six days in Italy. Luckily airfare within Europe is really cheap now.
I was wondering if any forum members had any advice. I have been able to get some info on some of the better pizzerias in Naples on this forum, but what about other destinations? I want this trip to be enjoyable for everyone, not just me and my freaky pizza obsessive self.
Are there any cool areas that I should check out that are fairly close to Naples? My wife keeps mentioning Capri.
Any suggestions on where I could stay? We are on a fairly tight budget and I have heard that Naples can be a rough (but absolutely wonderful) city.
Marco, since this is all your fault (just kidding) do you or ilpizzaiolo actually have a pizzeria there in London? If not, any recommendations on food there? Last time I was in London all I could find that I liked was Indian food. It was some of the best I have ever had, though.