Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Milan 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 : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Milan. 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
Milan is a safe city 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 Milan. 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 Milan, 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
Milan has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Milan is generally very safe for women travelers.
WHAT TO DO?
The city center is organized around the Duomo, the huge gothic cathedral, on a main square (Piazza Del Duomo). There are also art galleries, museums, the Scala Opera and shopping malls in the area. There are also a lot of accommodation options in the area.There are some pickpockets, scammers (the scame where they tie a wristband around your hand and ask you 20€ to remove it) and street vendors selling counterfeit luxury goods. Know that, on top of being of poor quality, you can get fined up to 300,000€. There also are some scams at the center of the Duomo where people will give you ‘free’ corn to feed pigeons, and then ask you for some money.