Neapolitan Culture and Traditions

Naples in Italy has a history of over 2000 years and a rich cultural heritage. Discover the fascinating Neapolitan traditions and culture, events, films, cribs and theater. Learn about the gestures of the Neapolitan people and discover the language of the hands.

Neapolitan culture and traditions

Pulcinella asks: "What do you want from me?" (© Francesca Buommino)

Pulcinella asks: “What do you want from me?” (© Francesca Buommino)


Religion & Tradition in Naples

The blood miracle of St. Januarius (San Gennaro)
Enchanting Nativity Scenes: Neapolitan Cribs
Christmas traditions in Naples: cribs and tombola

Language in Napoli

Neapolitan gestures: Discover the language of the hands 

Neapolitan cinema and theater

Pulcinella – the theater mask
Sophia Loren – famous actress from Naples

Events in Naples

Amazing events
Pizza Fest “Pizza Village” in Naples
Cultural event “May of the Monuments” (“Maggio dei Monumenti”)
The blood miracle of St. Januarius (San Gennaro) in may/september 

Culinary Traditions

The traditional Neapolitan Christmas Menu
The traditional Easter menu in Naples