Friends and I arrived in Naples with absolutely no plan, which I firmly believe is the best way to travel when you don’t know much about where you’re going and have unlimited time. So we walked out of the train station and had absolutely no idea where to go, and in this situation I immediately turn to maps. So we started in the direction of the water, which appeared to be the main attraction of the city. It wasn’t the cleanest city I’ve been to by any stretch of the imagination, but there were surely redeeming qualities. After a grueling walk to the ocean, we stumbled up this staircase that led down to a little platform and the tiniest beach I’ve ever seen that the locals had inhabited.
Down on the platform there were children in water shoes catching minnows, very tanned women tanning even more, and too many speedos to count (classic European experience). There was a ton of broken glass in the only open section of water, but that didn’t stop us, and it was heavenly after the trek from the train station. Once our feet were sufficiently pruned, we were on a mission for some Neapolitan pizza, and that should be a simple task in the city deemed to have the best pizza. But the daily Italian version of siesta know as riposo always seems to fall when we’re in need of some Italian carbs. Luckily we found Attori e Spettatori, and the owners literally moved from where they were siting so we could sit down and get lunch. I got a Tricolore pizza with pesto, cheese and tomatoes and it was absolutely amazing and worth the walk. Naples might not be glamorous, but it is full of hidden fun locations and fantastic pizza.
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