If you are looking for souvenirs that are unique to the city, terra-cotta Nativity figures are the best things to buy in Naples. 

But a stroll along Via San Gregorio Armeno is more than a chance to do some shopping in Naples, it is an experience in local life and culture. 

During December, you'll find Nativity scenes, called presepi, in churches and public places all over Italy, but nowhere are they so elaborate as in Naples. 

The best-known craftsmen are here as well, and you will be astonished at the variety and finesse of some of these figures they create.

In Italy these presepi contain far more than the figures central to the night in Bethlehem.