Naples is one of Italy’s most vibrant cities. Now, tourists are challenged to give up ‘old school’ landmarks like Pompeii and Herculaneum and discover the city's criminal notorious ‘Cosa Nostra’.
The 'Illegal Naples Tour' invites travelers to take a walk around the capital of the Camorra mafia in order to check out the less glamorous streets and alleys of the Mediterranean port awash with prostitutes, pimps and pickpockets.
"Naples is heaven and hell at the same time," Antonio Alfano, the head of the No Comment non-profit organisation that came up with the idea of the tour, told The Daily Telegraph.
The challenge was reportedly to highlight what was described as an "emergency" of criminality in the city.
"It's very unusual in Europe to have such extreme poverty at the heart of a major city. You don't find it in Rome or Berlin or Paris," Alfano added.
The tour gives travelers carte-blanche: they is invited to download a map of the route from the organisation's website, and chose to go where their heart calls them.
The tour organizers promise, the daredevil tourists will be safe during their ‘crime-related’ walk lasting about two hours.
"The last thing these people want to do is catch the attention of the police by harming curious foreign tourists. As long as you are discreet and don't wave a camera around too much, you'll be fine," Alfano explained.
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