I’ve decided that I haven’t been traveling around Italy enough. Don’t get me wrong: I love Rome (even though I’m guilty of hating on it sometimes), but there are so many other things to see in the country, and I’m really itching to take advantage of it.
In that spirit, I took a day trip to Naples last week. It’s only a two hour train ride from Rome, so it’s really doable for a day.
I wasn’t sure what to expect; I’ve heard wildly conflicting reports of the city. One one hand, that it’s loud, crowded, graffiti-laden and filled with trash. On the other, that it’s full of energy, has delicious cuisine and a vibrant culture.
Being that I was only there for a day, I’m not ready to weigh in yet, but here are two things I will tell you:
(1) the city has some seriously fantastic water views (check out Mount Vesuvius in the background)
(2) They were right about the graffiti. It was everywhere, including on monuments,
and even on the rocks by the sea.
I feel like there’s so much more to explore there, so I’m heading back again tomorrow. If you have any reccommendations for things to check out (especially pizza!), please let me know in the comments.