Nahh man taking a sht on the pavement is classic Napels. You have to be engulfed by its chaos before you come to love it. Its really not what people expect of idealic italy but its full of life, characters, and amazing food.
I think a lot is about context. Living in Glasgow or Manchester can be great but if you are a tourist that doesnt speak the language its going to really fucking suck.
Like wise Siena is fantastic to visit but dreadfully boring to live in if you were born there and in your early 20s