That's a bit of an exaggeration. There is crime in Naples as elsewhere, but it's not as bad as you make it out. And southern Italy is as safe as the rest of Europe. You don't get shootings American-StyleA word of caution on Southern Italy. Be mega careful around the Naples area. This is a scum bucket crime ridden city and EXTREMELY dangerous. The whole bay area is beautiful trust me but I cannot stress enough your need for security and caution in the city of Naples. The entire South is in the hands of a re-branded mafia Camora and murder rates with illegals is staggering . CAUTION !!!!!!!!!