Disappointing Travel Destination: Naples in Italy | This city has seen better days. Naples is more than 4000 years old, situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, base camp for Pompeji and Herculaneum, widely known for its piazzas, palaces, castles and museums. Although Naples (Napoli) is that famous and one of the oldest inhabited places on earth, it is a no-go for tourists. The city is packed with well-organized thieves. In Naples the Mafia controls the waste-management industry by dumping and burning trash across its rolling hills and vineyards. In 1994, EU declared the situation in Naples an official environmental emergency, and things have only gotten worse since then. No wonder that tourist reviews of Naples at Tripadvisor start with the term “Beware” -> Review of Naples
Now this one is the pearl between glas marbles: Opened in 1737, the Royal Theatre of Saint Charles remains the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in the world. That’s some decades before both La Fenice in Venice and La Scala in Milan. Naples’ opera house gives you a glimpse into a glorious past. Royal boxes, a highly decorated ceiling, the Royal coat of arms above proscenium … It’s simply beautiful! If you accidently end up in Naples: go and take a look. Theatro San Carlo is located adjacent to the central Piazza del Plebiscito, and connected to the Royal Palace.