Saying that Palermo is worse off is a gross understatement. Palermo’s palaces are, at best, beaten up, but in any other scenario they’re outright shattered. Yet their crumbling facades, which the North African sun and the sea breeze keep eroding daily, are what make Palermo so seductive.
Whenever I have the tickle for travelling and experiencing something different, but no time to get on an actual trip, I always opt for Naples.
My high-school was so close to the main station, that it would have been a huge waste to never using a trip to the town of food, sea and amazing people. (I do realize it may sound as a cliché but.. ehy, have you ever met an annoying Neapolitan?).