• Juan Gestal

**WINNING ENTRY!** NAPLES, THE AUTHENTIC ITALY

I had just arrived from visiting the ruins of Pompeii and I did not have much time to visit Naples. Just 3 or 4 hours before the ship left.


The city was chaotic and full of garbage. Motorcycles mingled with pedestrians and I risked my life every time I crossed the street. The buildings were neglected and a bit dilapidated, but they exuded the beauty and history of a bygone time.


All the shops in the tourist streets sold small figures of famous people. The figure of Maradona was never lacking. Nostalgia for those good old days? At least Naples, with its flaws, is still Italy, and has not yet become an amusement park for tourists, like Venice.



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