Mercato di Porta Nolana

Mercato di Porta Nolana information

Location
Naples , Italy
Address
Porta Nolana
Getting there
Metro: Garibaldi
Opening hours
8am-6pm Mon-Sat, to 2pm Sun
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Naples at its most vociferous and intense, the Mercato di Porta Nolana is a heady, gritty street market where bellowing fishmongers and greengrocers collide with fragrant delis and bakeries, industrious Chinese traders and contraband cigarette stalls. Dive in for anything from buxom tomatoes and mozzarella to golden-fried street snacks, cheap luggage and bootleg CDs.

The market's namesake is medieval city gate Porta Nolana , which stands at the head of Via Sopramuro. Its two cylindrical towers, optimistically named Faith and Hope, support an arch decorated with a bas-relief of Ferdinand I of Aragon on horseback.