"Enjoy the decrepitude" Naples Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics
Naples Off The Beaten Path: 89 reviews and 137 photos
Many buildings in central historical Naples are in very poor condition. It has not been a rich city for many, many centuries.... and that shows.
But, somehow, the peeling plasterwork, the grime and the decay only add to the experience and the unique atmosphere...for me, as a visitor, at any rate. I imagine it is quite a different thing to actually live in central historical Naples.
Don't equate decaying buildings with crime and danger: in this case the two simply do *not* equate.
It is rare that one gets the chance to observe how buildings can and do decay if the money is not there for their upkeep and their repair. I found it interesting, and rather sad, and wished that the money could somehow be found to reserve central Naples' architectural heritage.
But I fear that eventually, if earthquake or eruption does not do the job first (and I sincerely hope neither occur, for I am sure there would be massive loss of life) many buildings in central historical Naples will have to be demolished. And what will replace them, I wonder?
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