Warnings & Dangers
Italy is a very safe country. It is ranked 17th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in Italy. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: LOW
Italy is a safe country regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK: HIGH
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in Italy. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Italy.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (earthquakes, avalanches) in Italy.
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
Italy has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Italy is generally very safe for women travelers.