- Depart a train at Napoli Centrale station
- Walk out the doors and into an intersection with no rhyme or reason
- Take a look at a list of “tourist attractions”
- Decide that breakfast will take up a decent amount of time
- Walk around for an hour looking for a breakfast place that isn’t creepy, too small or surrounded by trash
- Settle on a pastry stand and eat while returning to the train station, completely grossed out
I didn't even find any good pizza.
I’m no priss, but mark my words: Naples has a trash problem. It seemed like every flat surface was covered with a considerable amount of litter, and even walking through a marketplace proved difficult with junk piles acting as obstacles.
I will say that I didn’t venture too far into the city to explore -- I was on a time crunch and too repulsed to continue on -- but the train station should not be situated in a bad part of the city, right? And if that is the case, doesn’t that just further prove my point that Naples does not have its sh*t together?
So enter Napoli if you must, but do not visit. Instead, head straight to Pompeii and spend your day walking around the 170 acres of a city frozen in time, courtesy of the towering Mt. Vesuvius.