9 Sep 2018
Disclaimer: I’m responsible for what I say but not how other people interpret what I said.
Just came back from a great vacation from Italy.
My husband and I always dreamed of going to Italy so finally we did it.
Napoli was our first stop because we planned a day trip to Amalfi (highly recommended) and we also spent two nights and two days is Capri ( Capri was one of my favorite places)
We arrived at the airport and took the Alibus to get to the port and walked to our B&B Guantai (highly recommend)
1 · We took the Alibus to go the port from the airport and is €5 per person. Don’t let yourself get scammed. When we arrived to the Alibus at the airport my husband paid with a €20 bill and the guy collecting the money tried to pocket €10 without giving him back the €10 change. My husband said to the guy “ I don’t speak Italian but I do speak money “
You always have to be on your toes. Making sure to ask prices before paying it. I’m sure you do this in any place that you go but wasn’t nice of the Napoli guy at the Alibus to that to us. After 12 hours of flying I’m sure many tourists will not be as aware with the bus cost.
The traffic is chaotic ( I could send photos of the city and the traffic) I didn’t expect a clam traffic but certainly not as crazy as it was. They are not rules so make sure to cross quickly the street and be aware on the sidewalk that scooters will bump into you.( not very safe for pedestrians)
Transportation is easy to take bus or metro. You could also walk. I suggest to do the city sightseeing bus so you could get a better idea of the spots you want to visit.
The history of the Cory is very interesting, the castles etc. It is sad that the government doesn’t clean or take cares of the monuments like in other cities of Italy.
You will 90% of the buildings and monuments full of graffitis.
Be aware of keeping your purse or backpack on the front and wallet in the front pocket( this apply in any city)
The area near the train station is super unsafe. Locals warns us to avoid it after dark and be careful during the day. You see lots of prostitution, pushy street vendors and chaos.
On the good side the pizza is unique, try Lazara restaurant near Piazza Municipio.
Try Baba a typical dessert was amaizing! Melonchello after the dinner was good too.
The best thing for us for Napoli Soterranea a underground tour super nice. If you are claustrophobic or big in size avoid it because he space is tight and narrow but was the best from Napoli.
Polisipo is a great place to go and take beautiful photos of the bay. The place is nice and is a good break from the city.
Chiaia was a very nice neighborhood.
I had an incident with a ragazzo in a cafe near Piazza Municipio because we sold to me and another 6 tourists from different countries the wrong bus tour for the city. After waiting for an hour for our bus I asked the guy what was happening using my broken Italian and English and he was extremely rude. I demanded for my mo why back because he sold us the wrong tour but he was aggressive and started yelling at me. He came to me aggressively and I was afraid he will hit me. I had never been mistreated in any other city in Italy or other country.
My advice is to go to Naples for a day trip. The city is very dirty and has a dark vibe. Despite the huge amount of history for us the negative points were more than the positive ones.
To end our last day in Naples we were crossing the street to the port and a car goes so close to me and splash me with dirty water and Didn’t care. The traffic is crazy, but if you don’t have an issue with that feel free to go and explore.