Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Florence is a very safe city, but has some pickpocket issues. With a rating of 78% Italy, is ranked 34th 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 Florence. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the map for most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Florence is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Florence. 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 : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Florence, and fake taxis can be an issue sometimes.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some rare natural hazards (earthquakes) in Italy.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Florence has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Florence is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
Piazza Del Duomo
The historical centre of Florence is based around two Piazzas (squares) where most of the historical sights can be found. The Palazzio Vecchio and the famous Galeria degli Uffizi. There are some active groups of pickpockets in the area, and some thieves work as fake beggars to distract your attention and snatch your purse.