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Old Posted Nov 20, 2022, 9:04 AM
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Napoli - Italy's Delicious Mess

Napoli is fascinating. Despite having what amounts to one of the worst reputations in Europe as a place to spend time, I found it to be an extremely complex, dynamic, and memorable place. My family and I spent October on the Amalfi Coast and used Naples as a jumping point to other locales. Combined with other trips, I’ve now been there five brief times.

I’m not presenting this as some sort of comprehensive look at the city, quite honestly I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface. We were always told by everyone, including my wife’s local family, that Naples was a total shithole. This time we decided to spend just a bit more time there, and while the city does seem to have some issues, there are some amazing areas. My wife and I both decided that next time we would spend more than just a night at a time (which proved hard for exploring extensively with the kids).

A city with coastal and hilltop castles, an extensive waterfront, thousands of years of developed history, and one of the most famous volcanos on earth. Not to mention the city’s proximity to Ischia, Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast. The Metro is fairly extensive and covers most of the city, even out as far as Sorrento.


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No matter how bad your day was, it was better than theirs…

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In the early 1990’s, the city decided to build out an extensive office district on the eastern side of the city near Garabaldi and Napoli Centrale Stations. It was master planned by Kenzo Tange and a number of decent sized towers were built by 1995, including what was, at the time, the tallest in Italy. I unfortunately have yet to be able to really explore this district, but I know that there is a beautiful modern church in the center.

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Toledo Metro Station…absolutely stunning…

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Quartieri Spagnoli, a dense, chaotic, jumble of great restaurants, shops, and housing. Amazing people watching and even better pizza. My kids are totally ruined for pizza now…as am I…

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Down to the Santa Lucia waterfront area…

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Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola

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Piazza Trieste e Trento

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Palazzo Reale di Napoli

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Piazza del Plebescito

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Galleria Umberto I

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Castel Nuovo

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Castel dell’Ovo

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!Ciao!
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2022, 10:48 AM
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Nice thread! Good to see Italy was favored in the photo subforum lately, as it famously is a charming country.

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We were always told by everyone, including my wife’s local family, that Naples was a total shithole.
Yeah, all tourists were told the same.
I went to the area once (Pompei is the most interesting pile of ruins I've ever seen) and we hardly could visit the inner city because some people in our group were scared to get mugged and robbed.
So, I can't remember what it looked like.

Some acquaintances of mine visited it not too long ago while they were touring the whole country in summer just prior to Covid and said the old town was still gritty, lacking proper maintenance, but obviously had the bones to be a great old town.
They liked it a lot, called it very underrated, never felt unsafe and said the bad reputation of the city was definitely an exaggerated stereotype.

I can see some scaffoldings to refurbish some facades in your pictures. I guess that's partly what they need to have this place more popular.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2022, 1:04 PM
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2022, 6:46 PM
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I'm fascinated by Naples. It's on my wish list. I know it's rough, it look rough even in the pics, but it probably has the most untapped potential in the whole world. The size of Barcelona, but seems to be completely overlooked.

Thank you for sharing, plinko!
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 12:56 AM
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It looks fine, cultural, historic, booming, where did that shithole come from?
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 2:32 AM
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I found Rome and Florence to have plenty of rough areas as well. During my Italy trip of 2000, I was completely fascinated by Naples. One thing I didn't know about was the very steep streets and hilltop neighborhoods. I liked it a lot.
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nice job -- and just enough of a taste to make me want to really get in there and explore it.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 7:39 PM
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2022, 7:47 AM
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Glad to see the McDonalds is hopping at night and keeping the place lively!
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2022, 8:20 AM
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A fascinating city, with so many layers of history. Great pics.
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