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How bad is Naples really - if you stand out...

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How bad is Naples really - if you stand out...

I have read a few posts here that Naples can be troublesome for tourists when it comes to petty crime. I know of course about the usual precautions - no visible signs of wealth, money belt etc. But I have a particular concern - I am Chinese (from Australia so can speak English) - would I stand out too much and become a target?

I have been to China so I don't mind a bit of rubbish and dirt! Also I am staying at Hotel Europeo at the city centre - what is the situation in this area?

Hotel Europeo

Via Mezzocannone, 109/c

80134 Naples - Italy

I am really looking forward to Naples. I plan to stay for 3 nights with trip to Pompeii.


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1. Re: How bad is Naples really - if you stand out...

Naples is a bit grubby, but I'm sure you'll cope :).

To be honest, I think I probably stand out as much as you would in Southern Italy, as I'm very very fair skinned with very blonde hair! No one could possibly mistake me for a local. To be honest, even people who don't 'physically' stand out as much are still usually very obviously tourists - you only have to speak or consult a map for a few seconds for any enterprising thief to know you're not a local. In short, I don't think you really have much more to worry about than anyone else. As long as you take sensible safety precautions I'm sure you'll be fine.

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There are many Chinese immigrants in Naples, even a mini "Chinatown" near the train station Garibaldi with grocery stores and wholesale businesses. There are clothing street stalls run by Chinese in various markets, so it's not like the locals rarely see Chinese. You (or anyone for that matter) will stand out as a potential target only if you flash your gold Rolex and/or look lost all the time, etc.

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The Bay of Naples has a considerable number of Chinees imigrants mostly are street traders so I don't see you having any problems.

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