We drove the amalfi coast. We drove the back roads of england and london. We have driven the autobahn in Germany. We drove the streets of naples and miricalously not a scratch but we will never do that again. Stick shift on very steep stone slippery streets so narrow you hugged in your sholders in anticipation. Italian drivers do not stop or give way. They view lights as a suggestion. You have to be menacingly aggressive to get anywhere, but risk your life in the process. The insistant motorcycles and motor bikes, like nats all around, just take the experience to another level. There are no!!!! rules for the 2 wheelers, they have the right of way in all instances and use it.
ALSO, MUGGED a very organized group of criminals scoped us out and followed four of us for blocks before ripping us off. this was clearly something they did very frequently, as it was so well
Choreographed. It took maybe 2 seconds before the theif was done and on his Accomplice's motorbike and gone. A spectator apologized but never warned us.