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January 05, 2016



I agree Elizabeth - I had a great time in Naples (that part of my blog post is coming in the next few days) - Ciao!


I think Naples gets a bad rap. I wouldn't judge Chicago by the high murder rate on the south side -- tourists simply don't go to that part of the city, any more than Naples tourists visit the locations in the movie Gomorrah. My husband and I visited Naples in May. We stayed near the historic center (centro storico) and had no problems. We even took the subway to the train station to catch the Circumvesuviana line to Herculaneum (Ercolano). We were on the alert for pickpockets but again saw no evidence of any riffraff, just local residents going about with their lives and lots of other tourists. We had the best pizza of our lives at Da Michele -- just 13 euros for two pizze and two drinks, plus tip (I always leave something). Yeah, Naples looks rundown compared to Milan, Florence or Rome, but it is bursting with vitality.

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