We have visited Italy often, but not Naples. This time, we did, mainly to see the Amalfi coast. We flew into Rome, and took the train immediately to Naples. Our expectation from reports was that the Naples train station would be chaos. It was nothing of the kind. Similar to other stations in Italy and Europe. We set off on foot to find our hotel, armed with a Google map. No problem. We asked advice along the way - people were friendly and ready to help. At our hotel, everything was as we hoped. Later that night, we had dinner - at a pizza restaurant, of course! Great pizza, and reasonable prices! The following days, we explored the city. No problem, people invariably friendly. It's not Rome, Florence or Venice, but there are things to see, depending on your personal interests. We expected the city to be dirty and a little dangerous. Not at all. Take the same precautions you would at home. The Amalfi Coast? Fantastic experience. But lots of tourists from everywhere. We took the train down to Salerno, and looked around for a ferry. There was one - no problem with tickets. It's popular, so get in line near the front, and keep your elbows ready. It's the usual Italian game. Nothing to get excited about. The ferry trip was wonderful. It stopped at Amalfi, and we took the bus to Sorrento. No problem, but not so interesting. The bus will be crowded, but you expect that. From Sorrento, we took the train back to Naples. Again, no problem. All in all, treat the negative reports about Naples with a very big grain of salt. It's an interesting city, well worth a visit of 3-5 days. Did I mention no problems? We had none.
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