Duchess of Cornwall offered pizza made in her honour on trip to Italy

Robert Jobson

The Duchess of Cornwall had a slice of Italy today - when she was offered a pizza made in her honour.

As Camilla went walkabout in the Italian city of Naples she spotted a stall outside trattoria PizzaMargherita.

The sign said "welcome Duchess Camilla." The chef had specially prepared a large pizza with welcome Camilla spelt out in cheese

But she didn't take a bite as a swarm of 25 photographers tried to get shots.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is welcomed in Naples with a special pizza dedicated to her (EPA)

It came just after she visited a Naples based world famous tie manufacturer - where her husband Prince Charles buys many of his ties.

The family run business, E. Marinella - that uses silk from Macclesfield - supplies ties for her husband Prince Charles.

Maurizio Marinella shows Camilla Duchess of Cornwall the tie laboratory at his company in downtown Naples (REUTERS)

There was even a letter of thanks from the prince framed in the shop. The silks are all hand printed in England

"Do you export," Camilla asked and was told the ties are mostly sold in Italy, although there is a shop in London.

On arrival at the Duchess was greeted by owner Maurizio Marinella and Mayor Luigi di Magistris who took him on a tour of his business.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, shakes hands with Naples mayor Luigi De Magistris (REUTERS)

Camilla visited the workshop to observe the processes involved in making silk scarves and ties by hand.

She officially inaugurated the Marinella's Centenary Museum, together with Mr. Marinella, before heading to the show room to meet staff.

At one point the Duchess posed on a classic 1960s Italian Lambretta that was in the shop.

Marinella has been based in Naples since 1914.

Maurizio Marinella and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall tour his tie laboratory in downtown Naples (REUTERS)

Since its foundation, over 90 per cent of the raw materials and semi-finished products have been imported from UK suppliers.

The tie is the traditional top seller, designed and made in Italy with fabrics and silks produced in Macclesfield - over 80 per cent of all the silk produced in Macclesfield is sold to Marinella.

In June 2011 Marinella launched its first atelier in London, Mayfair.

The Duchess of Cornwall also met families whose loved ones were murdered by the Mafia as she visited a picturesque villa in Naples once owned by a crime boss.

Camilla clutched the hands of one widow, whose 45-year-old husband was murdered by the Camorra - the name of the Naples-based crime syndicate - eight years ago when he was working as a security guard and told her: “You are all very brave women, I think you're very strong, you are united which is so important.”

She told another, who lost her 26-year-old son 12 years ago when he was shot in a case of mistaken identity: “It is so terrible, so many lives destroyed.

“It is good that you all talk and support each other. It is so important to talk.”

There have been 360 innocent victims of the Napoli Camorra over the last 30 years - people with no links to organised crime whatsoever - while the extended death toll runs into the thousands.

Camilla, on the second day of a six-day visit to Italy with her husband, Prince Charles, flew to Naples, where her first engagement was at La Gloriette, a property with stunning views of of the Bay of Naples, which once belonged to one of the biggest bosses of the Camorra, Michele Zaza.

Camorrista Zaza was one of the most powerful kingpins in the region in 70s and 80 but eventually died in custody accused of two counts of murder, mafia association and drug dealing.

His lavish villa was confiscated by the state and has now been turned over to a number of charities including victims of crime and women who have fled domestic violence.

The Deputy Mayor of Naples, Raffale del Guidici, said: 'This is a site of great symbolic significance because it was taken from a Camorra boss and turned into a social centre. It represents the fight against criminality and all forms of violence.'

A band greeted the duchess's arrival before she undertook a tour of villa, speaking to the charities involved as well as the still grieving families of Zaza's victims.

Meanwhile Prince Charles joked about a daring Italian cat burglar who stole some of his prized jewellery as he watched the country’s military police stage a dramatic raid.

Trainee Carabinieri officers put on a hostage rescue display for the prince when he visited an international policing centre which trains officers of all ranks from across the globe in everything from UN peace keeping to armed response techniques.

And when he was shown a £1.7 million violin recovered by Carabinieri he told some of the senior officers how his cufflinks had been stolen and played with the accessories on his shirt cuffs.

Fabrizio Rossi, who works with a special Carabinieri unit that hunts down stolen artwork, said: "He said some of his jewellery was taken by an Italian thief, but it was recovered."

Charles was reunited with five sets of cufflinks - including a pair given to him by Camilla - and other precious items in 1998 after they had been taken four years earlier by the burglar dubbed the "Riviera jewel thief".

The heir to the throne joked with the special Carabinieri team as he left: "I know where to come to (next time)".