Acquafrescaio (image above)
Napoli is a city of excess. After a couple of days there, you will have eaten aplenty, and cocktailed aplenty and you’ll be ready for a little light relief. For that you need to do as the Neapolitans do and head to Acquafrescaio, an unassuming kiosk close to Teatro di San Carlo. Family-run since 1836, it’s currently run by Zia Carolina aka Auntie Carolina. Ask for the limonata a cosce aperte, which translates as “open-thighs limonata”. Made from Sorrento’s famous lemons, fizzy water and bicarbonate of soda, it erupts from the glass like a mini-Vesuvius and is the perfect pick-me-up after a weekend of excess.
Acquafrescaio, Piazza Trieste e Trento