Although it's recommended by all the Guide Books, and is UNESCO world heritage site, I must say we found Naples old town, of which Tribunali St is a major part, something of a disappointment. The Duomo (Cathedral), near one end of the street is absolutely lovely and well worth a visit. The street itself has a number of interesting church buildings, a few individual shops and any number of cafes, bars and restaurants.
We were a little hesitant to eat ate at one small place as the whole area looks a little unsafe, with lots of youths roaming rather aimlessly around - but at 5 euros for 2 courses we risked it and were glad we did. The food was excellent. I guess it was a family place - but they had about 6 people involved in the serving for just 5-6 tables: though a couple of the lads were clearly merely 'posing' for passing locals and spent most of their time in in the street. I gather youth unemployment is around 30% in Naples and this may be a way of occupying some of them.
In general it's very run down with lots of scooters dodging in and out everywhere. There are lots of tiny alleyways leading off, with washing hanging out which never sees the sun. It's the Naples of the old films. You can sense the sense the influence of the Comorra and the 'underworld' here however. It all felt a bit dodgy - despite the lunch - and frankly we felt unable to really relax.
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