So I took a day trip to Naples from Rome. Naples is a grittier, smellier, noisier, and rougher city in Italy. It is plagued by high unemployment rates and serious trash management issues thanks to the very active and kinda scary influence of the regional mobsters. Naples certainly does not have the grandeur of Rome or the romance of Venice.
It does, however, have two very important things: the best pizza in Italy and the ruins of Pompeii.
And I was determined to check both of them off my list on my visit.