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Naples: The Anti-Florence

ageist travel the anti-florence

Staying with the theme of challenging one’s self, we bring you the city of Naples, Italy. This city is not for the faint of heart, for the package tourist, or people who enjoy their reality mediated.  Naples is the anti-Florence. It is the wild, woolly west as compared to the lovely but Disney-esque experience of Fierenza. Naples is the home of the Camorra — the mafia — as well as the place that originated pizza. It can be a dangerous place, a strange mix of poverty, style, wealth, body guards, Roman Catholic hierarchy, corruption, and chaos. A place where I was told the children are not children, they are small criminals; a place where at any minute you may be in a frame from a Bond or Jason Bourne film. In short, it is an intense place filled with dramatic, operatic people, who to me were fascinating, but to some would be terrifying.  We stayed at this Airbnb, it was fantastic. They have a few rooms, go for one in the back away from the street. Ask them to hook you up with a guide-there are places you will want to go that you really shouldn’t without a local watching your back.

David Stewart
David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.
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