Dining Details: Wall Murals at Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

It just goes to show… you can visit Disney World a million and one times (and I’ve got to be coming up close to that number ;) ), and still notice something new every time.

I’m a fan of Via Napoli in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion. Not only does it serve the best pizza in Disney World; it’s become a tradition for us.

So how is it, then, that I only noticed this incredibly cool detail on my most recent visit? OK, at least I THINK it’s a cool detail. I might be totally making it up, but I could super see Disney Imagineers doing this on purpose.

Look at this orange tree as seen through one of the restaurant’s windows.

Orange Tree outside the window

Orange Tree outside the window

And now check out the fresco painting on the wall right next to it.

Wall mural next to the window

Wall mural next to the window

Hmmmm…. Looks similar, right?

I think this may be a continuation, bringing the

outside in through the wall murals.

Window and mural side by side

Window and mural side by side

While I have no idea if the oranges on the tree are real or fake to produce the full effect, it’s an altogether terrific feature. Yet it’s one I never noticed before.

Do you have a favorite detail in a Disney restaurant? Please let us know what it is (and where!) with a comment!


  1. says

    Is there an orange dessert on the menu? How cool would it be to get an orange tiramisu with mascarpone and a orange pecan biscotti in that shot? Trifecta!!!

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