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Posted Aug 1, 2014
If you are looking for the Ritz then forget it. Are first night their was a nightmare the room stank of cigarettes and the bathroom was unpleasant and the room over looking the road it was noisy. In the morning I asked for a different room and we were offered a choice so we upgraded. Naples has a very diverse culture from the very poor to the very rich and the recent influx of refugees . The area we stayed in was very run down with litter, overflowing bins and that rotting smell everywhere. However once you got past all that, the area and Naples overall at night has a buzz. We found the Italians very helpful if lost and they seemed only to pleased to help. Heres an important point do not be the typical tourist when talking to them. Always smile and greet with please and thank-you and learn to say it in Italian which is not to difficult but it goes a long way. Their is this idea that the Italians are lazy they are not just relaxed about everything and who can blame them life is for living. As you pass cafés they will ask you if you would like to eat their, if not be polite when refusing they will not be offended. Do's and don'ts. Do use public transport its cheap, fast, reliable and flexible. If your disabled take your ID stating it this allows you free access to all museums. Do not use the taxis they sadly will rip you of. Do not buy iPads or phones from street sellers do not give money to beggars they probably earn more in a day then you do in a week. Otherwise enjoy.