When we visited Naples, the streets amazed me in both good and bad ways. I was captivated by the narrow alleyways with buildings that seemed to soar unbelievably high above the street, even though they were only four or five stories high. The architecture was also so different to what I had been exposed to previously. Ancient apartment buildings linked with beautiful churches and piazzas. I found it quite remarkable.
As we arrived late in Naples, I was quite surprised by how creepy the streets seemed. The narrow alleys were cast in a shadow more than what you would expect, even during the night. Graffiti covered majority of the buildings, church’s, fences; basically anything at ground level was covered in colourful tagging. In combination with the narrow cobblestone alley ways the derelict looking buildings didn’t give off the romantic vibe I was expecting from Italy. While I had seen and read some European countries were struggling with graffiti problems, I wasn’t expecting it to be so widespread.