Hi, we spent recently four nights in Rome and two in Napoli and felt safe
at all times. Not one bad experience of any kind.
In Rome only some frustrating experience were involving taxis, out of
ten taxi rides that we took, 7 took longer than necessary routes. We
to know Rome well because in the past we have driven all over Rome. This
added a few dollars to each fare, nothing extraordinary but it is a little
annoying anyway. In Naples we used the funicular even at night after dinner,
buses and walked up and down those incredible stairs between private
taxi needed. Even the front desk clerk at the Parker HOtel agreeded that
taxis were sometimes terrible to tourists in Napoli so we decided to avoid
them, and it turned out fine. People were extremely kind and helpful,
each time we asked for a direction on the street or on the bus or on the
funicular, people would volunteer and help.
I take my hat to Italy and Italians it seems to me that they know how to
and it is fascinating to join them even for a few weeks.
Graziella Miami Beach