Elizabeth, Like anywhere in the world including the U.S. you are going to
have good and bad experiences but at the end of the day it's how you deal
with everything. You seem to have a really positive attitude on moving here
which is great. The travel is fantastic, we have been all over Europe the
opportunities are endless and what a great education for your kids to see
other cultures, religions, foods I could go on and on. I also know lots of
ppl who have lived out in town, some have had bad experiences where they
have moved on base others have had good and continue to live out side of the
base. I personally would have loved to have lived out in town but moved on
base for our children.
As for things to do for them we have a youth and teen center, "Join the
Tots" club, ballet dancing, Tae Kwon Do, swim team, Girl Scouts and Boy
Scouts, horse riding, day summer camp. There are also camp sites on and off
base (Carney Park) and many in the surrounding areas. There is LOTS to to
see right here in Naples if you don't want to do any long road trips or fly
any where at the beginning. Rome, Sorrento, Gaeta, Bari, Capua, Caserta
Palace, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples underground just to name a few.
The food is awesome (although not much variety) you will find every
restaurant serves basically the same thing its just finding which are the
best. The weather is hot in the summer, cool in the spring and winter. It
never seems to get that cold "however" it does depend on where you live, it
can get very wet though. They say Naples is like a beautiful woman with
dirty feet, your ok as long as you don't look down" This can be a wonderful
experience for you all take the good with the bad and you will love it.
Feel free to inbox me if you want to chat off here.